Few weeks back i watched a BBC's reality TV show - Dragon's Den. One of the investors told an aspiring enterpreneur who came to pitch his business said, 'investors will always think of recouping their money and making profits' irrespective of any circumstance.
I agree with your analysis. I don't think there is a patriotic motives involved when it comes to Apple. It is simply a business strategy. As indicated by majority votes, I being one, it may well be a business strategy to eliminate negative PR. It's not clear now, but will with time.
That's what I thought. (Read my comments to HH below) Maybe I have to Bolaji why this "patriotic move" came up as an option in the poll. I would now like to know what the ones who voted for it say about this.
Has Apple once ever produced/manufactured low quality products since it became 'top brand' name in the world? Be it made in India or made in China Apple's iproducts - Apple is known as Apple simply because its electronics designs are often on the edge. Moving its Mac back to the US for me according to their importance: (1) nothing can be described like that than creation of more jobs in the US (2) to cancel out negative image.
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Thailand Stages a Comeback Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Microsoft Surface: Potential Winners & Losers What are the implications for the electronics industry supply chain of Microsoft Corp.'s decision to launch its own tablet PC? Join industry veteran and EE Times' systems and OEM expert Rick Merritt on Tuesday, July 3, at 12:00 pm EDT for a Live Chat on this subject.
Join EBN contributor Jennifer Baljko on Thursday August 23, 2012, at 11:00 a.m. EST for a live chat on how electronic manufacturers in Thailand have shored up their supply chain to reduce the impact of future natural disasters.
Peter Drucker famously said "Trying to predict the future is like trying to drive down a country road at night with no lights while looking out the back window." Yet in the razor's-edge world of electronics—with a lean supply chain and just-in-time demands—the need to know the future is vital.
While no one really can accurately predict the future, we can take guidance from another Drucker saying which is the best way to predict the future is to create it.
You've heard the saying "the No. 1 supply chain risk is your people." That hasn't always been the case. But today's complex global supply chain requires a new type of multitalented employee. It's one who understands, finance, marketing, economics, is savvy with technology, graceful with relationships and can think analytically.
Where are these people? Are universities properly preparing the next generation supply chain professionals? How do train your existing workforce for these new, demanding positions?
Brian Fuller, editor-in-chief of EBN, will lead a 60-minute Avnet Velocity panel discussion that will ask and answer these and other questions swirling around today's supply-chain talent challenges.