International Business- Boeings Global Production System

Signature Assignment 1: Case Analysis Due March 10 Reread the Management Focus in Chapter 1  “Boeing’s Global Production System” and answer the following questions:  

a.   What are the benefits to Boeing of outsourcing manufacturing of components of the Boeing 787 to firms based in other countries?

b.   What are the potential costs and risks to Boeing outsourcing?

c.    In addition to foreign subcontractors and Boeing, who else benefits from Boeing’s decision to outsource component part manufacturing assembly to other nations?

Who are the potential losers?

d.   If Boeing’s management decided to keep all production in America, what do you think the effect would be on the company, its employees, and the communities that depend on it?