Unformatted text preview: global supply chain process. With the Dreamliner project, Boeing not only attempted to create a new aircraft through the innovativedesignandnewmaterial,butitalsoradicallychangedtheproductionprocess.Itbuiltan incredibly complex supply chain involving over Ffty partners scattered in 103 locations all over the world. The goal wasto reduce theFnancial risksinvolved in a $10billion-plus project fordesigning and developing a new aircraft and reduce the new product development cycle time. It tapped expertise of various Frms in different areas such as composite materials, aerodynamics, and IT infrastructure to create a network in which partners’ skills complement each other. This changed thebasis of competition toskill set rather than thetraditional basis of lowcost. Inaddition,thiswas the Frst time Boeing had outsourced the production on the two most critical parts of the plane— the wings and the fuselage....
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- Winter '16
- Supply Chain Management, Supply chain management terms