Supply Chain Analysis: The Supply Network of Apple

There are several factors that have affected Apple’s decisions regarding which parts of the network to outsource or keep in-house. The cost of transporting components and finished products has been a major factor affecting the selection of the supply network. The management has introduced innovative technologies to enhance development of specific components within the company to avoid exposure of trade secrets about their technologies to competitors. To link the company to the global markets, Apple has established agreements with several retailers in the global markets to distribute the finished products of the company

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