MGT 4190 Apple+Team+Project - Apple Team 2 Timothy Aldridge Noshin Chowdhury Lindsey Herrin Rebecca Hudlow Melissa Morris and Rachel Spangler Module 1

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AppleTeam 2Timothy Aldridge, Noshin Chowdhury, Lindsey Herrin, Rebecca Hudlow, Melissa Morris, andRachel Spangler
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Module 1Industry AnalysisApple Inc. operates in many technological industries due to their broad array of products and services but and these would include: Computer manufacturing, software, mobile technology, consumer products, electronics, etc. Some of the company’s main activities as well as the industry as a whole is manufacturing and selling personal computers, laptops, notebooks, desktops, software, operating systems, smartphones, tablets, telecommunications, etc. The structure of this industry is heavily saturated and is highly competitive because it consists of many well-known competitors such as Google, Microsoft, Samsung, HTC, etc. There are varyingkey external drivers for this industry ranging from production related aspects and consumer aspects but and these include: manufacturing/production, silicon microchips, telecommunications, technological changes, competitive forces, consumer demands, etc.The current performance and outlook for the industry according to Apple’s 2016 Form 10-k growth has remained steady along with the S&P 500, S&P Information Technology Index, and Dow Jones U.S. Technology Supersector Index.Company Stock Performance
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The following graph shows acomparison of cumulative totalshareholder return, calculated on adividend reinvested basis, for theCompany, the S&P 500 Index, the S&PInformation Technology Index and theDow Jones U.S. Technology SupersectorIndex for the five years ended September 24, 2016. The graph assumes $100 was invested in each of the Company’s common stock, the S&P 500 Index, the S&P Information Technology Index and the Dow Jones U.S. Technology Supersector Index as of the market close on September 23, 2011. Note that historic stock price performance is not necessarily indicative of future stock price performance.Key items for the industry’s supply chain would be timely production due to yearly releases, warehousing large quantities of product to get ready for distribution, testing for quality assurance and safety, etc. These factors play a huge role for Apple in being able to sustain their level of global sales. A brief list of products and services offered by many companies within this industry would include smartphones, Tablets, Software/Applications, Laptops, Desktop computers, Cloud storage, Consumer products for telecom/home, etc.There are also many demand determinants for companies within this industry such as technological change, consumer tastes/preferences, consumer technology integration, etc.According to IBIS World for Computer Manufacturing in the U.S.:Industry Analysis & Industry TrendsThe US Computer Manufacturing industry is declining as the domestic market reaches
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saturation. As a result of offshoring in an effort to reduce production costs and heavy import penetration, domestic manufacturing activity has weakened. Although demand for computers is
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