Category: Operations management

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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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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Tesla Motors Reports Disappointing Q1-2019 Production and Delivery Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides another installment of continuous highlights of Tesla Motors operational performance. This week’s announcement of Q1-2019 operational performance was indeed disappointing and signifies that operational challenges remain to be addressed.

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New Developments Compound Supply and Demand Network Challenges for Tesla Motors

Over the last couple of weeks, there have been a number of additional developments related to electric automaker Tesla Motors. This Supply Chain Matters commentary provides our readers our added perspectives from a supply and demand network perspective.

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Highlights of Airbus and Boeing Full Year 2018 Financial and Individual Supply Networks Operational Performance

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights 2018 full year financial and operational performance results from Airbus and Boeing. It is becoming ever clearer for both commercial aircraft aerospace manufacturers that individual supply network performance remains crucial in 2019 and beyond and will be the determinant of long-term goal attainment for investors, suppliers and customers.

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Tesla Motors Breaks Ground for China Manufacturing Facility and Once Again Declares Aggressive Goals

Amid a highly publicized groundbreaking ceremony, Tesla Motors embarked on construction and operational ramp-up of a new manufacturing plant located in China. Once again, CEO Elon Musk publicly stated aggressive, perhaps unrealistic operational goal setting. The question becomes transferred learning.

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Airbus and Boeing Report Q4-2018 and Full Year Operational Performance

Both Airbus and Boeing formally reported Q4-2018 and full year operational performance with both aerospace manufacturers missing originally stated full year milestones despite extraordinary efforts in the second-half of the year.

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Tesla Motors Production and Supply Chain Challenges Potentially Take a New Turn

The Supply Chain Matters blog updates readers on Tesla’s production and supply chain management ramp-up challenges, new tell-all reports and a report of a building criminal probe related to Model 3 product ramp-up statements that are casting a much more concentrated eye on the electric auto maker’s operations.

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Tesla’s Q3-2018 Operational Performance Demonstrates Some Progress

While Tesla Motors achieved its third-quarter production milestones, overall operational and delivery challenges remain for the electric auto maker. The Supply Chain Matters blog question is whether new management can once and for all overcome such challenges.

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The Rebranding of APICS- What is This All About?

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a perspective commentary regarding this week’s announcement of the rebranding of the APICS professional education organization to the Association for Supply Management (ASCM).

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