Globalization: apple’s one-size-fits-all approach françoise hovivian dec 19 did you know that by the end of october 2014, the iphone 6 and 6 plus were available in 69 countries and territories, with a total of 115 countries planned by the end of the 2014. Based on the ranking from gartner, apple is the top of supply chain excellence, followed by mcdonald and amazon at least 97% of apple’s procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing and assembly of products are finished worldwide in 2013.
Apple’s product development process may be one of the most successful design processes ever implemented with the company verging on becoming the world’s first $1 trillion business organization – there’s a lot that designers can learn from apple and introduce into their own design environmentsapple.
Article completes a series of apple, foxconn and manufacturing strategy by suggesting ways that apple could have successfully retained manufacturing in the usa. Or, more likely, apple failed to even consider the issues of manufacturing strategy later, when apple partnered with foxconn, apple and foxconn did not repeat the earlier mistakes what follows is a review of what is publicly known about apple and foxconn in the context of manufacturing strategy. Apple has capitalized on a highly centralized, scale-intensive manufacturing strategy, but has failed to realize that producing standardized products is actually hindering its ability to become more of an international force.
Explore how apple inc has made the best use of chinese manufacturers/suppliers as well as the consumers.