Design Con 2015

Apple's Latest Supply Chain Headache: Foxconn

NO RATINGS
View comments: newest first | oldest first | threaded
Page 1 of 2   Next >   Last >>
HM
User Rank
Stock Keeper
Re: dodgy goods
HM   4/27/2013 8:49:35 AM
NO RATINGS

if consumers have bought it new and a repair is needed, its bad..Foxconn must be having high  quality standards. What happened, is it that some batches have defects??

Brian Fuller
User Rank
Blogger
Re: dodgy goods
Brian Fuller   4/25/2013 8:30:13 PM
NO RATINGS

I haven't come across any fresh information, but I would suspect that because Foxconn's the original assembler, they'll come back out onto the market as if they were new. 

 

FLYINGSCOT
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
dodgy goods
FLYINGSCOT   4/25/2013 11:50:15 AM
NO RATINGS

If these phones are manufactured and then need remanufactures will they still be sold as new? As you may have experienced Apple phones are never the same once the case has been cracked open due to the glue construction techniques etc. 

TaimoorZ
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Rumors
TaimoorZ   4/25/2013 11:21:12 AM
NO RATINGS

@Himanshugupta: I think what's surprising here is that this is occurring after the fact that Apple has been working with Foxconn for over almost a decade now and they've successfully worked on all the previous versions of iPhone. Foxconn does need to act wisely here to prevent losing their competitive edge.

TaimoorZ
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Shortage in the market
TaimoorZ   4/25/2013 11:12:26 AM
NO RATINGS

Such a huge number of defects and rework may create a shortage in the market and drastically affect Apple's supply chain. Normally companies these days do not keep enough buffer inventories to handle uncertain situations like these and this incident may very well cause Apple to have excess demand in the market to fulfill. If it doesn't fulfill that in time, those consumers might go away to Android-based phones.

HM
User Rank
Stock Keeper
Re: Rumors
HM   4/25/2013 8:08:26 AM
NO RATINGS

chinese electronic market or also general market is known for fake and duplicates. any one who has a dependancy on manufacturing in china is well aware of the risk they are taking. just an example i saw an auto rickhaw driver with brand new samsung galaxy phone with box and i asked so you have samsung galaxy..he said no its from china the fake model...

Apple is probably well aware of Foxconn's issues. But yes if that supply chain fails its a big risk.

 

Eldredge
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Rumors
Eldredge   4/24/2013 8:40:06 PM
NO RATINGS

@Mr.Roques - Good point. Compounding that, the desire to get sufficient volume to the marketplace to meet demand contributes to large quantities of product being built before flaws are detected. If a defect is introduced part way through the process, the challenege becomes one of determning which product needs to be recalled, and which does not.

Mr. Roques
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Rumors
Mr. Roques   4/24/2013 7:50:26 PM
NO RATINGS

The biggest supply chain headache is itself. With such fast paced changes, everyone in the supply chain has to adapt as fast as possible. And the finished product is only as good as the worst part.

Himanshugupta
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Rumors
Himanshugupta   4/24/2013 10:28:00 AM
NO RATINGS

This is probably headache for Foxconn as they are already supplying to Apple at a thin profit margin and now they have to spend close to 260 million USD for repair. But delivering millions of defective iPhones without anyone raising concerns at QC is really something. What were these guyz thinking!

Wale Bakare
User Rank
Supply Network Guru
Re: Rumors
Wale Bakare   4/23/2013 11:41:44 AM
NO RATINGS

It's neither iPhone 3 nor 4 series probably later produce - iPhone 5.

Page 1 of 2   Next >   Last >>


EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
Live Chat 10/30: Top 10 Metrics That Enhance Procurement Performance
Join us on Thursday, October 30, at 2:00 p.m. EDT
More Blogs from Brian Fuller
The semiconductor industry needs to make big changes to ensure success.
If it's going to be mainstream, solar just has to get more efficient.
Today's students are tomorrow's engineers. Here's a look at the history of the effort to get students into STEM.
A quick conversation with a leading engineering educator about a couple of hot topics: the state of basic research and aircraft innovation.
If innovation is going to be more than just a buzzword, you have to put your money where your mouth is.

Datasheets.com Parts Search

185 million searchable parts
(please enter a part number or hit search to begin)
EBN Dialogue / LIVE CHAT
EBN Dialogue enables you to participate in live chats with notable leaders and luminaries. Open to the entire EBN community of electronics supply chain experts, these conversations see ideas shared, comments made, and questions asked and answered in real time. Listed below are upcoming and archived chats. Stay tuned and join in!
Upcoming Dialogues
REMIND ME
Live Chat 10/30: Top 10 Metrics That Enhance Procurement Performance
We'll be talking about the 10 most important procurement performance metrics, from the old standards to new and emerging best-practices.
10/30/2014
Remind Me
Live Chat 11/06: Enterprise Risks, Intellectual Property & Supply Chains
Enterprise risk management (ERM) frameworks can be useful to identify, assess, and manage intellectual property (IP) risks that arise in supply chain compliance. We'll look at real-world examples and strategies for mitigating those risks.
11/6/2014
Remind Me
Archived Dialogues
Live Chat 10/16: Applying a Macroeconomic Lens to the Supply Chain
EBN blogger Apek Mulay will be our guest as we talk about how macroeconomic reforms have the potential to impact the supply chain.
Live Chat 9/25: Minimizing Risk in the Global Supply Chain
Dave Bowen, CEO of e-sourcing firm MarketMaker4, will be our guest as we explore ways to minimize and manage geo-political and corporate risk in supply chain and sourcing through the use of technology.
Latest Poll
EBN Newswire
FORT WORTH, TX   10/24/2014
Allied Electronics Releases 2015 Catalogue
NEU ISENBURG, GERMANY   10/24/2014
Arrow Receives Its First Responsible Recycling ...
Twitter Feed
EBN Online Twitter Feed