Category: Product Lifecycle Management

Breaking News- Boeing to Establish Permanent Board Level Safety Committee

The Supply Chain Matters blog highlights breaking news indicating that Boeing’s Board of Directors will establish a new Aerospace Safety Committee, to be led by a former Vice Chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, in the light of the ongoing Boeing 737 MAX global groundings.

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Contrast in Political Influence: Apple Can Continue to Build Mac Pro Computers in the United States

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a contrasting commentary relative to small and midsized businesses being impacted by the ongoing U.S. and China tariff war, and Apple, a large and highly influential consumer electronic giant being able to garner tariff exemption decisions to its favor.

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North America Automotive Supply Chains Should Prepare for Longer-Term Disruption

As the work stoppage involving all General Motors U.S. manufacturing facilities enters its fifth day, the Supply Chain Matters blog is of the view that automotive supply networks that extend across North America will increasingly feel the effects of needed industry structural changes and stakeholder alignments.

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Supply Chain Matters Taking a Brief Pause

The Supply Chain Matters blog informs global-wide readers of a brief pause in blogging activities because of annual vacation.

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Potential Added Delay in Returning Boeing 737 MAX to Service Has Supply Network Implications

The Supply Chain Matters blog calls reader attention to report that the European safety agency is calling for increased flight tests of the Boeing 737 MAX before granting any certification. That has implication to the overall supply network.

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Industry Supply Chains Should Be In Planning Modes for Preparation for Economic Recession

Supply Chain Matters blog Executive Editor Bob Ferrari opines to multi-industry sales and operations or integrated business planning teams that the signs of a looming global economic setback are flashing yellow and argues that now is the time to be in planning mode for pending recession.

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Implications of a Growing Trade Conflict Involving South Korea and China

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides perspectives on a building trade feud that is currently occupying the attention of high tech and consumer electronics supply and customer demand networks. It includes heated trade tensions among two influential technology producing regions, Japan and South Korea, each of which are critical links to these networks.

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Strategic Supply Management Remains a Concern For Global Automotive Manufacturers

The Supply Chain Matters blog provides a 2019 mid-year perspective on the strategic transition of global automotive supply chain transition toward producing more electrically powered cars and trucks, and especially strategic supply management related to metals required for higher volumes of manufacturing.

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