Trade Wars And Boeing’s Supply Chain


Boeing’s supply chain is just one example of how global trade friction can affect the company’s plane production.  Boeing recently announced that it will reverse the expected boost in monthly output of the 787 Dreamliner from 14 back t 12 due to the trade war, which among other things, is slowing demand in China.



Boeing’s enormous global supply chain delivers more than a billion parts to its assembly plants every year, everything from buckets full of fasteners to entire wings for its 787 Dreamliner.   Trade uncertainty wreaks havoc on planning and reduces capital spending.