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    Exclusive: Tesla’s Model 3 sourcing program proves stringent, supplier SHW stung by $100 million parts cancellation

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    When launching an accelerated production program for the Tesla Model 3 after receiving more pre-orders than anticipated, CEO Elon Musk said that the company would enforce a rigorous sourcing program both with internal teams and suppliers in order to meet its deadline.

    He said that suppliers will be held to high standards and deadlines or otherwise they could be fired – adding that “if you can make a human in 9 months, you can make a tool in 9 months,” in reference to the Model 3 production timeline.

    One of the suppliers fell victim of the strict sourcing program this week after Tesla canceled a large order. more…

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    First, let's not panic about this news!

    Elon has said many times in the past they're ready to make their own parts if need be. Still time to source someone else. If they're smart they have a plan B.

    Also, let's not get all conspiracy-theory on this about the political situation. One does not cancel a $100M contract lightly or frivolously.
     
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      As Electrek pointed out that the Model3 very may well be the most American car once its released. I highly doubt Elon would cancel a deal for a percent or two gain. No matter what we're in a global economy and parts will be sourced around the world.
       
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        It could very well be a combination of the two competing theories, supplier struggling with quality and improved economic incentives to source locally or produce themselves. Without the first reason the second would jeopardize the launch unnecessarily so it had to have been a factor in my opinion, could always resource down the road if the parts were good without opening themselves up to a lawsuit.
         
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          When I looked the company with Google search I found this... http://www.dgap.de/dgap/News/corpor...gebnisprognose-fuer-bestaetigt/?newsID=968377. Let Google do the translation. It says ""The commissioning as a system supplier of electric axle-mounted pumps by the world's leading manufacturer of full-electric vehicles can be described as a milestone in the history of SHW AG. "We are very proud that we were able to convince our customers of our product solution and our team," says Dr. Frank Boshoff."" Isn't this revealing Tesla as a customer? Something Tesla dislikes!
           
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            Thanks, @Kenneth klemczak !!
            Also caught this other interesting data point:
            'Der Produktionsstart (SOP) ist für die erste Jahreshälfte 2017 vorgesehen. Die Produktion ist auf einen Zeitraum von mindestens 5 Jahren ausgerichtet.'
            In other words (mine, not Google's :D):
            'The start of production (SOP) is planned during the 1st semester of 2017 (note from the translator: aha!! ;))). Production should last for a period of at least 5 years.' Nice confirmation (article published on 10/26/16!) of expected Model ≡ launch timing as of mid-17 as well as at least 5 years life of the part...
            :)
             
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              Yep, @Michael it is pretty obvious that is was Tesla model 3. Maybe I need to change my guess about seeing a model 3 early in the wild now ;)
               
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                Yeah, but like Trev wrote, T≡SLA most likely has a plan B... :rainbow::)
                Mike
                P.S. there are many of us Michael on M3OC! The one u picked looks younger than me, though I had that much curly hair - or even a bit more... - when I was 18, in Rapid City, S.D!! :p
                 
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