Business Strategy For Hewlett Packard Company

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1. Introduction Among global manufacturers, offshoring, obtaining products and services from overseas, has been one of the most widely used strategies to take advantage of the arbitrage of labour cost. However, in recently years, reshoring seem to be the new trend in business as a recent survey conducted by the Boston Consulting Group found that 21 per cent of a sample of 200 executives of large manufacturers were either already relocating production to the US, or planning to do so within the next two years. A further 33 per cent said they were considering it, or would consider it in the near future. [1] Many well-known companies such as Google, General Electric, Caterpillar and Ford Motor Company are moving part of their production or adding new plants back in their country of origin.[3] In my point of view, there is a potential opportunity for Hewlett-Packard Company to reshore part of their value chain activities in its personal system division back to the US, as detailed proposal and analysis will be discussed as follow. 2.Company Background Hewlett-Packard Company (HP) is an American multinational information technology corporation established in 1939. It provides personal computing devices, enterprise and industry standard servers, related storage devices, networking products, software and a diverse range of printers and other imaging products to consumers, small- and medium-sized businesses and large enterprises across 170 countries around the world. [2] HP was the
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