Boeing 787 Dreamliner

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Global Production, Outsourcing, and Logistics Chapter Outline OPENING CASE: Building the Boeing 787 INTRODUCTION STRATEGY, PRODUCTION AND LOGISTICS WHERE TO PRODUCE Country Factors Management Focus: Philips in China Technological Factors Product Factors Locating Production Facilities THE STRATEGIC ROLE OF FOREIGN FACTORIES Management Focus: Hewlett Packard in Singapore OUTSOURCING PRODUCTION: MAKE-OR-BUY DECISIONS The Advantages of Make The Advantages of Buy Trade-offs Strategic Alliances with Suppliers MANAGING A GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN The Role of Just-in-Time Inventory The Role of Information Technology and the Internet…show more content…
ANSWER 2: Boeing ran into problems with its global supply chain when suppliers failed to deliver parts on schedule. Many students will probably suggest that if Boeing wants to string together a supply chain consisting of unrelated companies located in various parts of the world, it need to make management of that supply chain a top priority. Boeing was contending with various types of problems including poor quality components, incorrect installation of parts, secondary outsourcing, and so on. Students will probably suggest that if Boeing had been on top of these types of issues earlier in the process, it might have been in a better position to take steps to mitigate their effect on the entire supply chain. Teaching Tip: To learn more about Boeing go to {http://www.boeing.com/}. Lecture Note: To extend this discussion, consider {http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/sep2007/db2007095_956348.htm?chan=search}and {http://www.businessweek.com/bwdaily/dnflash/content/apr2008/db2008043_948354.htm?chan=search}. Chapter Outline with Lecture Notes, Video Notes, and Teaching Tips Introduction A) In this chapter we look at five questions: • Where in the world should productive activities be located? • What should be the long-term strategic role of foreign production sites? • Should the firm own foreign production activities, or is it better to outsource those
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