Tech supply chains are still a complete mess

27 mar. 2020
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The novel coronavirus outbreak has put the world’s biggest cities into lockdown -- and thrown tech manufacturing into chaos. And because of the high-speed, low-inventory theory of lean manufacturing, it could take a long time for the industry to bounce back.
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  • What tech have you ordered recently?

    The VergeThe VergeAcum 10 luni
    • Raja Shekhar guess you missed whole part about Samsung?

      David CDavid CAcum 9 luni
    • I ordered a i7 8700K 8th generation as well as a PNY GTX 1080 graphics card AS well as 16gb of RAM

      SebbSebbAcum 9 luni
    • Nothing! Who would buy anything during the crisis?

      George TsonevGeorge TsonevAcum 9 luni
    • Nothing

      Glip KlopsyiopGlip KlopsyiopAcum 9 luni
    • Really, i wont get much more tech until 2022, maybe just some wireless earpods

      Sakarias KarlssonSakarias KarlssonAcum 9 luni
  • And still, all of this is actually good. The planet is being flooded with tech stuff that gets deemed obsolete in a matter of mere years. Let's just appreciate what we have, while we still have it.

    Jay PaansJay PaansAcum 7 luni

    Right-wing libertarianRight-wing libertarianAcum 8 luni
  • That moment when he says a phone has more parts than a car, and is more complicated. Sigh. Why are you even a journalist.

    Adventures with KAdventures with KAcum 8 luni
  • "making a computer or smart phone is a very complex process" maybe for the verge

    AshMatrixAshMatrixAcum 9 luni
  • Why whould we care if a certain mobile phone is out of stock for 2 months ?

    AdrianAdrianAcum 9 luni
  • If companies don't stock up on parts, why does the newest iPhone look the same as it did in 2014? Why does it have the same screen as 2017? Why does the 2019 iPad still sold use ancient processors from 2017? If parts aren't stockpiled, how are repairs expected to be performed?

    David BDavid BAcum 9 luni
  • Did he really just said a phone is more complex than a car? hahahaha

    Xpayn3Xpayn3Acum 9 luni
  • "Skilled labour?" No, large corporations mean CHEAP LABOUR. If not China then many might move their assembly line to India. Let's see what happens. I hope to see jobs move back to home continent, at least. And, done in an environmentally friendly way... because look at the pollution being produced by China.

    Jayden SatsukiJayden SatsukiAcum 9 luni
  • Are you the guy from that samsung video in which they roasted apple for the notch on their iphone 10??🤔

    Mohammad AtharMohammad AtharAcum 9 luni
  • Compiler people thinking Just-in-time and Ahead-of-time compilation(JIT vs AOT). Any compiler geeks here?

    Ayman PatelAyman PatelAcum 9 luni
  • The Verge has "Chester" ☺️ long live Linkin Park 😂

    Sagnik BSagnik BAcum 9 luni
  • So on top of the 10s of thousands of people that have died, our phones will be delayed? Now I'm upset.

    The PuglasThe PuglasAcum 9 luni
  • When manufacturing stops, product gets delayed/not delivered at all. There, I said it. You don't need 7 minutes long video to tell you that.

    HimanshuHimanshuAcum 9 luni
  • Give the wallpaper link of the thumbnail iPhone background

    Gadget HeadlineGadget HeadlineAcum 9 luni
  • No new phones this year. Good. Last year’s phones are still the latest.

    The Desi LifestyleThe Desi LifestyleAcum 9 luni
    • What About Nokia 800 Tough

      Dawid TanDawid TanAcum 9 luni
  • Jokes on you, I don't buy new phones. My phone had a year-old chipset when I got it, so even a two-year-old phone would be an upgrade

    notanewbie dudenotanewbie dudeAcum 9 luni
  • Answer: people realize how capitalism if f$#@ awful and lose their fear of the "ghost of communism" (hopefully).

    MagnumMagnumAcum 9 luni
  • Bad video.

    Jarred MercuriJarred MercuriAcum 9 luni
  • I'm more worried about my PlayStation 5.

    Ahmad HarumanAhmad HarumanAcum 9 luni
  • Ah, so Toyota introduced JIT. Niceee

    UsmanUsmanAcum 9 luni
  • I'll still be using my 4+ year old tech

    Oliver FasolaOliver FasolaAcum 9 luni
  • Inventory is also in our fridge. One didnt need a fridge, just run daily to supermarket and buy just in time. Now most have like a 2 weeks reserve of food/water. This supplying delay will also happen with medical materials like dental stuff.

    tom swantom swanAcum 9 luni
  • Thanks for the content, It has enlightened me about some points

    liszt Kliszt KAcum 9 luni
  • 3:25 I'm sure with that is oneplus 5!

    Murphy LiangMurphy LiangAcum 9 luni
  • Apples iPad pro is unaffected by the lock down because they use at least 2 year old technology in their CONsumer products anyway so they have plenty of stock left. The "new" iPad Pro is just a 2017 model in a new $5 case with 2022 prices. Exactly like the iPhone.

    yogibear2k2yogibear2k2Acum 9 luni
  • You start acting like a human again.

    Will BWill BAcum 9 luni
  • What video chatting app does the verge use?

    YashYashAcum 9 luni
  • Cheap labour have cost us million of dollars.... Please wake up....

    Soumadip DamSoumadip DamAcum 9 luni
  • who are the phone analysists? who cares if they have to wait?

    gennigenniAcum 9 luni
  • " Modern Day Living Is All Abour Balance , One Fell And We'll Fall "

    ArchFXTArchFXTAcum 9 luni
  • Love this video

    Ibro KumarIbro KumarAcum 9 luni
  • Thanks guys

    Dr.Alfred UmarDr.Alfred UmarAcum 9 luni
  • Verge: iPhone rely in skilled labor My gut reaction: not cheap labor?

    MintArcadeMintArcadeAcum 9 luni
  • Apple needs to take its hundreds of billions of dollars of cash and invest in the USA and secure it's manufacturing in a country that shares it's company's values. China doesn't want to be a market for Apple products, they want to BE the next Apple. We're learning what appears "cheap" becomes very expensive. Do the right thing Apple, here is your chance.

    stachowistachowiAcum 9 luni
  • Apple could move to India though !

    aswin ajayaswin ajayAcum 9 luni
  • You really dont know what you are talking about, lol

    FUTUREFUTUREAcum 9 luni
  • Sony says PS5's won't be delayed but I don't quite know about that. Yes they will be able to provide PS5's to sell but the question is how many.

    Brooklyn Gamer 77Brooklyn Gamer 77Acum 9 luni
  • My wallet doesn't care either way.

    rattle 99rattle 99Acum 9 luni
  • Stickered your webcam? :D

    Rashid AliyevRashid AliyevAcum 9 luni
  • Read Cesar Hidalgo’s (mit phd) “Why information grows” if you want 2 dive into this sort of economic complexity

    Sean RimadaSean RimadaAcum 9 luni
  • Good. Hopefully this shutdown in everything will help us to slow the trashing and warming of the planet..anything manufactured that doesn’t have to do with a hospital or other life saving/supporting essential is a waste at this moment.

    Eric VEric VAcum 9 luni

    Alex AndradeAlex AndradeAcum 9 luni
  • I could be wrong but assuming all tech manufacturing stops that means no tech. I MEAN IT'S JUST A HUNCH.

    DurrpadilDurrpadilAcum 9 luni
  • we don't tech...we just want safety equipment like ventilator...that's all we need now

    TechFollowerTechFollowerAcum 9 luni
  • I'm sure The Verge will still find time to slam Trump for anything. Nobody cares now about tech now it simply does not matter!

    Claudia RoseClaudia RoseAcum 9 luni
  • ​Drop in laptop shipment mentioned: "5.7 Million laptops shipped in 2028, 48% drop from last year" As a technology enthusiast, my need of laptop dropped even more. I believe that laptop's loss in shipment is gained mainly by smartphones. Pandemic affected just about everyone and everything anyway. Most of what people are doing with their laptops can be done with smartphones, even more, right? And my guess is, that's how laptop goes the way of the typewriter. Seen people with heads "buried" in their smartphones, even while walking across dangerous street :( That's just how smartphones technology have boldly gone where none had before :) Recommend just like me, keep your smartphone in your pocket. Pretty sure whatever it is you need to do with your smartphone, it can wait until you're in a safe place. Keep safe, stay home, let's survive this pandemic. So help us God!

    Richard HainRichard HainAcum 9 luni
  • Did anyone else notice The Verge doesn't know where San Diego is?

    Mac SparksMac SparksAcum 9 luni
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    Lakshmi GayatriLakshmi GayatriAcum 9 luni
  • 4:10 dude you are on video chat you can remove that tape now 🤣

    NerdhauntNerdhauntAcum 9 luni
  • Very interesting video, but that intro was very basic and uncreative.

    Charlie ClumsyCharlie ClumsyAcum 9 luni
  • Ok that conclusion is incorrect. We do not need the latest iPhone during a crisis. Lean mfr is ok for these devices

    disciprinedisciprineAcum 9 luni
  • "tooling engineers" you mean cheap slave labour in China?? Ya it has nothing to do with skilled labour and all to do with the dollar

    Kurt ForschKurt ForschAcum 9 luni
    • Skilled labor is available for cheaper in South East Asia/ South Asia. That's why people go there.

      Karan BhansaliKaran BhansaliAcum 9 luni
  • 5:20

    linghan lilinghan liAcum 9 luni
  • In regards to iPad Pro 2020, have you realized that 2 months ago China was already fighting COVID-19 way before you got affected in NYC? You are making it sound as things were normal or better before.

    Zaher RZaher RAcum 9 luni
  • Smart phone supply chains are not as complex as automotive supply chains.

    Karan BhansaliKaran BhansaliAcum 9 luni
  • Thumbnail wallpaper please

    Mutiny Rebels Boom BeachMutiny Rebels Boom BeachAcum 9 luni
  • Good video. But Just in Time production is one of the biggest steps forward for humanity. Still, there remains a lot to improve.

    TelencephelonTelencephelonAcum 9 luni
    • Oh yes, that's why we'll always have CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT programs.

      Richard HainRichard HainAcum 9 luni
  • Did he really say a smartphone was more complicated than a car? Every cars electronic has the same & more functionality of a smartphone

    Lelo lardLelo lardAcum 9 luni
  • Well... I think companies such as Apple and Samsung may have to go back to their drawing boards and think of more resilient production processes.. Also they may need to forget the $1000+ phones for a while as there won't be much of a demand for them.

    nelson aceitunonelson aceitunoAcum 9 luni
  • But who will have money to buy those

    Syed FurqanSyed FurqanAcum 9 luni
  • Coronavirus impact on the tech industry: from Just in Time(JIT) to Just in Case(JIC). That's a formidable shift!

    Sudip ChatterjeeSudip ChatterjeeAcum 9 luni
  • some old guy told me i should not put all my eggs in one basket

    OrnothopterOrnothopterAcum 9 luni
  • This guy has a notch

    Victor Orozco JulioVictor Orozco JulioAcum 9 luni
  • so this guy is saying that the manufacturing of smartphone is more complex than cars? lol

    Shengping CuiShengping CuiAcum 9 luni
    • Just haven't noticed that smartphone is nowadays just one of car's "spare part" :)

      Richard HainRichard HainAcum 9 luni
  • The world map shown for S20 ultra, did andbody notice it shows POK for India

    Mohit GawandeMohit GawandeAcum 9 luni
  • Did he just say that a smartphone is more complex than a car?...

    Michael WatsonMichael WatsonAcum 9 luni
    • Arch-FX Gaming I dunno man. There certainly are a lot of sensors and moving parts in every modern car. Phones just have higher end processors and screens really. Not more complex really.

      Michael WatsonMichael WatsonAcum 9 luni
    • Complex is a wrong word , more like tech density , since on a phone , its a litteral tech wrapped in glass or plastic , cars not really .

      ArchFXTArchFXTAcum 9 luni
    • That shouldn't be, most new cars now comes with smartphone built-in, complete with WiFi, GPS and what not. Even got bigger screens, right?

      Richard HainRichard HainAcum 9 luni
  • Could you say these companies are on The Verge of collapse?

    nishant abrahamnishant abrahamAcum 9 luni
  • I'll tell you what should happen. Instead of luring for 'cheap overseas' manufacturer, every country should now focus on having it's own setups and providing more opportunities for its own people.

    Aman SharmaAman SharmaAcum 9 luni
    • @Anirudh I agree that business looks for profit. And that's what China pounced upon. Cheaper stuff adds to profit margins. Unfortunately that's what creates dependency too and now, world is looking at China for getting the supplies which they need. But if you look at exceptions, South Korea didn't follow this suit. They made their own testing kits. Currently there are 650+ testing labs in South Korea and they have made n94 masks available for the entire nation made by them. My point was and is just this, nations, businesses can do a lot by themselves,including taking measures to bring the costs down too. I know most don't and won't. But as we can see, we need just one wake up call to realise how big and costly price we may need to pay for choosing to do so. Sadly, things won't change much, even when the cost is lives which we are losing right at the moment we are writing these messages.

      Aman SharmaAman SharmaAcum 9 luni
    • @Aman Sharma I see your point. But if the same kits are manufactured in China, it would cost much lesser that it would in India. Which is the main point for a business. India has a lot of resources but it's too far from rivaling China in it's production might. All manufactures are close by so costs go down. There are very few customers who are willing to (and actually afford to!) To pay more for something which is made indigenously. That's the reality of capitalism.

      AnirudhAnirudhAcum 9 luni
    • @Anirudh well, it may be but then again, world is not about iPhone only isn't it? Why can't we, India make ppe in India or our clothing or raw materials. There is a lot that can be done at least within India. The only reason most jump to China is to have the less cost. Cheaper isn't always mean better and we are seeing it right now even for covid kits in Spain, Italy etc where these kits are not working. In India, our own MyLabs kit is ready in record time and in 1200rs as compared to 4500rs foreign kit and all 10 tests required to confirm it's authenticity have come right. So my point is that we can and we should. An iPhone is a luxury which most of the world can live without upgrading.

      Aman SharmaAman SharmaAcum 9 luni
    • According to an analyst, an iPhone made entirely in Germany would cost €4000. So....

      AnirudhAnirudhAcum 9 luni
  • I'm impressed by the quality of your guys' videos given the current circumstances!

    max silbertmax silbertAcum 9 luni
    • @Lechiffresix sixEven so, I'm assuming it's much harder on group communication and workflow.

      max silbertmax silbertAcum 9 luni
    • max when WFH with the same tools, there ain't no difference, mate.

      Lechiffresix sixLechiffresix sixAcum 9 luni
  • Great video despite shooting from home!

    Ren JosephRen JosephAcum 9 luni
  • Why don't you include wallpapers used in the videos! In description

    Nad VartNad VartAcum 9 luni
  • Really good, as always. Love the Big Picture series.

    Wes SovisWes SovisAcum 9 luni
    • When I hear BIG PICTURE, i think like bird's-eye view, not close-up angle. I guess we just have our own definition. Cheers!

      Richard HainRichard HainAcum 9 luni
  • End our reliance on China

    Daniel JeffersonDaniel JeffersonAcum 9 luni
  • 3:49 Do I see Klipsch ProMedia 2.1 THX Certified Computer Speakers?!? I’ve had mine for years and they’re still going strong, great to see another pair out there!

    Jordan IngramJordan IngramAcum 9 luni
  • Henry Ford didn't make the assembly line, they were being used by rifle makers, etc. Henry Ford did pioneer the moving assembly line, where chassis would move on a line from station to station

    Timmy LiTimmy LiAcum 9 luni
  • So far, Dieter's home looks the least appealing.

    Alexander LeeAlexander LeeAcum 9 luni
  • I thought it was the American virus Verge

    filo013filo013Acum 9 luni
  • Thank you! It was really interesting!

    silverkobosilverkoboAcum 9 luni
  • Rest for a while or rest in peace. You can choose.

    Mark PMark PAcum 9 luni
  • Worse video I've seen from you

    Alfredo Plessmann IIIAlfredo Plessmann IIIAcum 9 luni
  • When it mentions Qualcomm, it says it's in San Diego but the video highlighted the bay area. Can't we keep our one big tech company? 😞

    Jonathan CurrieJonathan CurrieAcum 9 luni
  • Perhaps it’s time to change release cycles. Make it more of a 2 to 3 year cycle so you can hang on to your tech longer and get better products every few years. Let’s be honest, we all don’t need the latest and greatest tech year after year.

    Zayd GhazzawiZayd GhazzawiAcum 9 luni
    • @Aditya Sundar Let Android Giants take route of Apple, support existing phones longer while pricing phones higher.. Win win for all..?

      aRvInD GraRvInD GrAcum 9 luni
    • I'm still rocking my Pixel 2.

      Ahmad HarumanAhmad HarumanAcum 9 luni
    • That wouldn't happen because (i) Companies make profits by releasing products every year and the rarity of disruptions like Wuhan Virus doesn't justify a product cycle of 2-3 years. (ii) Majority of the population changes their phones every 2-3 years anyways. So it doesn't affect them

      Aditya SundarAditya SundarAcum 9 luni
    • 😂 nope, you won’t be able to brag your flagship rights for more than 12 months

      LeonardoLeonardoAcum 9 luni
    • The average ownership of phones is over 2 years. The fact that manufacturers launch phones every year, does not mean you need one every year.

      luciflashluciflashAcum 9 luni
  • So you also cover your laptop camera. 3:50 . Hmm.. interesting.

    Arnav ThakurArnav ThakurAcum 9 luni
  • yeah~ meanwhile Trump hating China so much

    Clement YeoClement YeoAcum 9 luni
  • It's alright if there is less supply of tech this year as there is gonna be very low demand too, especially when most tech these days are so expensive for a post corona world!

    bhargav atluribhargav atluriAcum 9 luni
    • bhargav atluri maybe so, just remember that when a company sells an item at a lower volume, that tends to mean the cost to make each device goes up. That cost could be passed on to consumers making tech even more expensive as to not effect their earnings call. In economics nothing is ever as simple as it seems and a multitude of factors go into the price of each item. We might see tech like web cameras and laptops and monitors go up in price as people prepare for the possibility of working at home in the future.

      Brian GreenBrian GreenAcum 9 luni
  • Pollution is down a lot in China and Italy tho

    dave yodave yoAcum 9 luni
  • 5:37 no one, not a living soul was thinking of a number

    jmqm - SMITE Videosjmqm - SMITE VideosAcum 9 luni
  • you talk to your kids

    Robert KushnerRobert KushnerAcum 9 luni
  • You use the current tech you already have?

    Mrstevie760Mrstevie760Acum 9 luni
  • “It’s hard enough for a car But for something as complex as smartphone ....” are you sure...

    Extra Google AccountExtra Google AccountAcum 9 luni
    • I feel like he accidentally flipped the script.

      David BDavid BAcum 9 luni
    • I almost spilled cereal when I hear that!

      Roman RiesenRoman RiesenAcum 9 luni
    • Anita Good point, but if anything size of parts is harder to manage in cars where the parts are huge compared to smartphones and storage options are even more finite pushing stricter JIT manufacturing.

      JackJackAcum 9 luni
    • Size of the parts might be a factor when talking about ensemble

      AnitaAnitaAcum 9 luni
    • @Pureepat Arttawejkul Even in the future, there's no way cars will have lesser number of components than a smart phone. Onboard computer systems on the car that handle infotainment, driver safety features, self driving, etc. will probably have more components than a smart phone, and so far we've just spoken about a few subsystems - we haven't started on the structural frame or paneling or interior features of the car.

      Karan BhansaliKaran BhansaliAcum 9 luni
  • I am majoring in Supply chain management, I was shocked that I learned something out of my degree from this video LOL! Thank you Verge team.

    chltmdwpchltmdwpAcum 9 luni
    • @Glip Klopsyiop No worries mate, I have years of experience in this field... what makes you think it is useless?

      chltmdwpchltmdwpAcum 9 luni
    • Useless degree

      Glip KlopsyiopGlip KlopsyiopAcum 9 luni
    • What did you learn? haha

      Enrique S. P.Enrique S. P.Acum 9 luni
  • I like this guy

    VR-7VR-7Acum 9 luni
  • You made one (1) single point in this video. Did it have to be so long? You could've said this in a minute.

    PPAcum 9 luni
  • Apples entire business model collapses.

    IchsukaIchsukaAcum 9 luni
  • Russell is my favorite ❤️

    Spoot BotSpoot BotAcum 9 luni
  • Content over production always. Awesome video guys. Stay safe, we love you.

    Emet GymsEmet GymsAcum 9 luni
  • Good info video

    Dharam SochfulCafeDharam SochfulCafeAcum 9 luni
  • Nice

    Rod FerRod FerAcum 9 luni

    jearssjearssAcum 9 luni