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New report sheds light on Apple's supply chain issues, highlights pre-pandemic problems

Added 12-07-21 07:11:01pm EST - “Apple continues to fall short of production goals rolling into the holiday season, citing supply chain restrictions and power regulations in China ?" but problems likely began well before the pandemic.” - Appleinsider.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Appleinsider.com: “New report sheds light on Apple's supply chain issues, highlights pre-pandemic problems | AppleInsider”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

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Apple continues to fall short of production goals rolling into the holiday season, citing supply chain restrictions and power regulations in China — but problems likely began well before the pandemic.

In a time when Apple suppliers typically begin ramping up production to meet holiday demand, most have decreased or ceased production. Employees who often see overtime instead found themselves with time off.

Nikkei Asia has released a new report showing how ongoing supply chain bottlenecks and power restrictions in China have forced Foxconn, Pegatron, and other Apple suppliers to produce less, not more.

"Due to limited components and chips, it made no sense to work overtime on holidays and give extra pay for front-line workers," a supply chain manager told Nikkei Asia.

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