Category: Industry Specific Supply Chain Challenges

Airbus and Boeing Reports of Q2-2019 Performance- Extraordinary Challenges for Boeing Continue

Both Airbus and Boeing have formally reported Q2-2019 operational performance. The most anticipated was that of Boeing, which continues to respond to the global grounding of the manufacturer’s 737 MAX family of aircraft after two tragic accidents. Boeing could face many additional months to return to prior single-aisle production levels and corresponding supply network must manage the implications.

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Announcing Availability of Newly Published Research Advisory- Integrating Agile Postponement

The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group, our research arm, is pleased to announce the publication and availability of a new Research Advisory: The Increased Importance of Integrating Agile Postponement and Product Packaging Customization Among Consumer Goods Supply Networks.

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The Change and Opportunity of New Product Leadership for Apple

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary related to Apple’s latest executive leadership changes and the company’s head of global operations now assuming leadership of product design and management, in addition to global supply chain.

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Tesla Motors Q2-2019 Operational Performance Improves

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides commentary related to improved production and customer delivery performance for Tesla Motors in the just completed Q2-2019 quarter. While the operational performance has set a new record, it is too early to declare any form of goal achievement.

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Other Trade Developments Stemming from Last Week’s G-20 Trade Meeting

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights other noteworthy developments coming out of last week’s G-20 Summit meeting that will likely have some implications to global trade.

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Temporary Cease Fire in the Ongoing Trade War Among the U.S. and China Brings Added Challenges

At the G-20 Economic Summit held late last week, the anticipated summit meeting among U.S. President Donald Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping resulted in essentially a temporary cease fire in additional tariff actions.

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Bombardier Bows Out of Commercial Aircraft Market Segment

Supply Chain Matters calls reader attention to a noteworthy announcement for the commercial aircraft industry and its supply networks, namely the exit of Canadian based Bombardier from the commercial aircraft design and manufacturing segment. We extend our Tip of the Hat recognition to all those that contributed to the C-Series program.

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U.S. Expands Targeting Supply Network Bans for Certain Chinese High Tech Companies

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights the continued fallout of escalating U.S. actions banning U.S. suppliers with doing business with specific China based high tech manufacturers.

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