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Ford’s Build-to-Order Strategy

Almost every automobile manufacturer has been forced to shutdown production during the pandemic for a variety of reasons. One of the biggest problems has been caused by a chip shortage, as shared in the OM in the News post, Chip Shortage Puts the Brakes on Automakers.

Automakers are rethinking how they run their business. Most are looking at their supply chain, and ensuring the availability of parts. Many are looking at the future with electric vehicles (EVs), and designing […]

Restaurants Use Condiments To Expand Menus

As restaurants begin recovering from the pandemic, they are finding ways to add appeal to their menus.

Some have added new items to the menu, like Taco Bell with its Chicken Sandwich Taco and Cantina Crispy Melt Taco. Taco Bell is taking it a step further by looking to add chicken wings to the menu. Chicken wings have been a popular item during the pandemic, and Taco Bell wants to cash in on the popularity of chicken wings and chicken sandwiches.

Adding […]

Can Starbucks Stave Off PSL Shortages?

A previous OM in the News post discussed how the food supply chain is experiencing shortages. Starbucks has joined the list of companies experiencing supply chain issues.

Shortages have resulted from spikes in demand as customers move towards a new normal, coupled with lingering COVID-19 pandemic issues impacting transportation and production. Almost every industry is affected. As reported in a previous post, computer chips used in almost every electronic product are in short supply. Other shortages […]

Auto Industry’s Relationships With Chip Suppliers

Previous OM in the News posts have looked at the chip shortage and automotive production, and how Tesla, for one, is responding. We’re back with an update.

Semiconductor shortages go beyond an increase in demand for autos, port slowdowns, and other pandemic-related issues.

Part of the problem is that the auto industry traditionally has dealt with their suppliers in such a way as to allow short-term changes to their orders. Whereas most chip makers want guaranteed […]

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