Tesla’s Supply Chain Charging Up to Meet Demand

When electric-car manufacturer Tesla announced it was releasing a lower-cost Model 3 in March, excited consumers lined up in droves for the chance to make reservations for these iconic autos. The Model 3 will retail around US$35,000 before tax credits, and is not expected to be released until 2017 at the earliest. Tesla has received about 325,000 orders for the Model 3, but now comes the tough … [Read more...]

Time Is Running Out for Conflict-Free Compliance

It’s been almost four years since the U.S. Congress passed the Dodd-Frank Act, mandating that public companies disclose the use of conflict minerals in their supply chains. With the May 31, 2014, deadline for compliance looming, time is no longer on the side of supply management practitioners working to verify that their company and its suppliers are not sourcing minerals from countries mired in … [Read more...]