President Donald Trump indicated this afternoon that the United States is planning to levy tariffs on about $60 billion of designated imports from China, as well as impose restrictions on technology transfers to pressure China to curtail what the U.S. considers unfair trading and investment practices.
Supply Chain Strategy
Volkswagen AG announced this week that the global automaker will invest an additional $340 million in its existing vehicle manufacturing and assembly plant located in Chattanooga Tennessee. Such added investments place more dependency on the successful outcome of ongoing NAFTA trade talks.
Supply Chain Matters highlights a front-page published report from The Wall Street Journal indicating that Tesla faces intensified cash pressures if Model 3 production cannot meet current scale-up plans.
Volkswagen AG held its Annual Media Conference in Berlin this week and took the opportunity to reiterate the auto maker’s intention to expand the availability and production of electric powered vehicles globally on a massive scale. The industry implications of global scale and manufacturing savviness are about to confront the first-mover.
Some new significant information has become known regarding the Amazon and Whole Foods integration plans, information that provides additional indicators of the integrated retail strategy that will unfold over the coming months.