Boeing Case Study Outsourcing

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The aircraft is then built in a final assembly manufacturing plant. The amount of assembly required in the assembly plant depends on the manufacturer. At Boeings manufacturing plant in South Carolina, they build the aircraft sections in different buildings, moving each section to the final assembly building to put all major assemblies together. For Airbus, “Sections of the aircraft have been manufactured in the UK, Germany, Spain and France before being transported to Toulouse for assembly”. ("First supersize Airbus assembled," 2004) The final assembly building is also where the aircraft gets the first glimpse of resembling an actual plane. In addition to being built, the aircraft gets serviced with hydraulics, pneumatics, and electricity for the first time. Most of these systems are also functionally …show more content…
Countries could be more persuaded to buy Boeing 787’s as it will keep jobs open in their perspective country. Another reason could be that Boeing wanted to recreate the type of outsourcing that Toyota is known for. The only problem with that according to is “Toyota is largely “outsourcing” to U.S. suppliers, which means that, from the perspective of a U.S. consumer, it’s not outsourcing at all. Of course there’s no guarantee of quality simply because suppliers happen to be in the U.S., but it does mean engineers are close by, headquarters inspection is not far off, and a common language and common regulatory regimes apply”. (Levick, 2013) Boeing has suppliers all across the globe, oftentimes using secondary suppliers to help make product. With no in-house quality at these facilities and no knowledge of who is making their parts, it could spell disaster for a manufacturing plant that is already behind on

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