Category: Manufacturing Strategies

Ongoing Brexit Developments Churn Added Uncertainties and New Business Casualties

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides readers an update on Brexit’s ongoing impact to multi-industry supply and demand network plans and ongoing actions. Our belief is that June will provide the final tipping point.

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Are Heightened U.S. and China Trade Tensions Now at the Tipping Point?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides our readers with yet another supply chain management focused update on the now heightened implications of ongoing trade tensions among two of the globe’s three largest economies. We pose the question and the response as to whether tensions are now at the tipping point.

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Breaking: China and U.S. Trade Talks Now at Impasse

Ongoing trade talks between China and the United States broke-off this afternoon without a basis of agreement. With additional tariffs now imposed by the Trump Administration, businesses and their respective supply and demand networks must now be prepared for additional fallout.

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U.S. and China Trade Talks Reach a Critical Stage

Global equity markets have once again turned volatile on the sudden and unexpected Twitter based announcement by U.S. President Donald Trump threatening to significantly increase import tariffs on goods imported from China. Multi-industry supply networks are at risk, depending on the outcome, and smaller businesses are especially at-risk without a contingency plan.

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Our Q1-2019 Newsletter Has Published

The Supply Chain Matters blog and The Ferrari Consulting and Research Group alerts research clients subscribed and general readers, that our Q1-2019 Quarterly Newsletter published on Thursday of this week.

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Foxconn’s Investment in the United States Now a Far Different Scenario

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates global readers on Foxconn’s previously announced plans to establish a significant high tech and consumer electronics presence in the United States. That strategy has obviously changed, and the political and business dimensions are getting messy.

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Boeing 737 MAX Aircraft Global Grounding- April 18 2019 Update

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides added updates and perspectives relative to the global-wide grounding of the Boeing 787 MAX aircraft. This mid-April update hones-in on product design and supply chain management operational challenges.

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Report of Scaling Back of Plans to Expand Capacity of Tesla Battery Gigafactory

A published report by the Nikkei Asia Review, without citing sources, indicates that Tesla Motors, and its battery technology provider Panasonic are suspending plans to expand the capacity of the U.S. based Gigafactory battery production facility.

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Commercial Aerospace- Airbus and Boeing Report Q1-2019 Operational Performance

Both Airbus and Boeing formally reported Q1-2019 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’s Q1 performance indeed reflected the initial impacts on one of its most profitable aircraft families.

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Global Supply Chain Management Teams Need to Practice Offense and Defense Relative to Global Trade Landscapes

The Supply Chain Matters blog features added perspectives on growing realities occurring across global trade regional landscapes. We advocate that global supply chain management is no longer a spectator sport, that teams have to be engaged deeply in advocating business strategies and customer support contingency plans and actions that manage global supply network risks.

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