Apple and outsourcing

Did you ever thought why your shiny “Iphone” is designed in California but manufactured all around the world? Why “Apple” decided to assemble their products in China? Well obviously because of the cheap labour, tax avoidance, currency manipulation. But how does it works? Here are a link to the video that will explain how outsourcing and offshoring works: 

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dZlcbGNC_3g  

But in case of “Apple” they are not outsourcing because they want to save money, they want to save time. Infographic explains the relationship of “Apple” and its suppliers and manufacturers: 
http://www.entrepreneur.com/dbimages/article/apples-iphone-designes-california-manufactured.jpg

Jacek Bazis

 

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