Ten years ago, the Tesla Roadster hit the streets. It didn’t just bring back electric cars from the dead, it made them sexy. Tesla helped spur a new era of the automotive industry where sensors, AI, and apps intersect with electric drivetrains to create a truly 21st century mode of transportation. But recently, Tesla’s production and quality issues have filled headlines. The disruptive automaker has struggled to meet demand for its brand new Model 3, and a Wall Street Journal article reports that Tesla has been asking its suppliers for deep discounts to help it become profitable. In this episode of Supply Chain Radio, Suhas Sreedhar and Matt Gunn discuss how mismanaged supply chains can decimate even the most innovative disruptors.
Companies face a series of difficult decisions as a trade war between the United States and China sets in. Especially those who are currently planning ahead for another busy holiday season. In this episode, Guy Courtin joins Matt Gunn to continue the conversation about the escalating trade friction between two leading economies, and examine the next steps for retailers and brands who are aligning inventory for the busy seasons ahead.
The United States and China have escalated trade tensions with a series of new tariffs aimed at key industries and products, throwing the global supply chain into a state of uncertainty. In this episode, Matt Gunn and Suhas Sreedhar explore the effects of trade wars and other disruptions on the supply chain, and discuss how businesses are positioning themselves to handle risk and change in the supply chain.