Ford Motor Company is proud to be the first automaker to join the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition - a nonprofit group of leading electronics companies dedicated to improving the social, environmental and ethical conditions of their global supply chains.
Across Nigeria, low-cost Chinese goods are everywhere, evidence of Beijing's growing dominance in global trade. The trade flow has helped keep life affordable for millions of Nigerian families, at a time when the country is struggling with economic stagnation and plunging prices, as well as the deadly costs of the Boko Haram insurgency.
Of the 74 percent of online American adults who are likely to purchase health and fitness technology in the next 12 months, one in three (35 percent) plan to buy a smart watch, according to the latest research from the Consumer Technology Association.
Home automation hardware, sold as stand-alone units rather than as part of a subscription package, will exceed 300 million in 2020, according to Juniper Research. This represents growth of over 1000 percent from an estimated installed base of 28 million units in 2015.
As customers waited for their much anticipated Apple Watches, it was reported that delays could be traced to a feared supply chain nightmare: a faulty part. Apple's supply chain strategy, though, likely mitigated the risk.
Wearable technology is not only creating new business opportunities, it's disrupting the way supply chains work. To design, make and get customers' products to market quicker, Flextronics designed an innovation hub that met all of their supply chain requirements.
Apple sold 150 million iPhones last year, each carrying dozens of parts made by other companies. That's why Apple is a perennial kingmaker among component manufacturers: Each time the company releases a model, some suppliers end up winners and others losers.