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Case 3 Douglas Silber - Outsourcing Boeing 1 Outsourcing...

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Outsourcing Boeing 1 Outsourcing Boeing MBA575 Global Business Management Douglas Silber June 26, 2011 Stephen Tvorik Saint Leo University Abstract Boeing, deciding to take the risky move of producing a lighter, more fuel efficient, more comfortable airplane, the Boeing 787, has also made the risky decision to outsource seventy percent of the 787 models components. In doing so, the Boeing Company has made decisions to outsource based on efficiency and cost rather than trust and competency. Boeing’s central problem of the lack of management oversight and coordination in regard to outsourcing will be discussed as well as Boeing’s decision reasoning and the results of their decisions. Factors relevant to the problem will be discussed and alternatives to solve the relevant factors will be addressed. Keywords : Boeing Air Transport (BAT)
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2 Outsourcing Boeing Boeing Corporate Profile In 1916, founder William Boeing incorporated Pacific Aero Products Company which was involved in pilot training, mail delivery, and plane making. The next year, Pacific Aero Products Company changed its name to the Boeing Airplane Company. This same year, the Boeing Airplane Company took its first of what was to become many orders from the United States Navy, consisting of fifty Boeing Model C seaplane trainers. In 1918, Boeing beings working on the Martin MB-1 bomber, the first United States designed and built bomber to enter production. In 1919, Boeing pilot George Bolt sets two records; one being a 6,500 feet altitude record in New Zealand flying the Boeing B & W, the other being a one day distance record by flying 306 miles in 4 hours and 39 minutes using the same Boeing airplane. Also in 1919,
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3 Outsourcing Boeing Boeing flew sixty letters from Vancouver, British Columbia to Seattle, Washington in Boeing’s C-700 making it the first international airmail delivery in the United States. At the end of 1919, the first commercial aircraft designed by Boeing, the B-1 mail plane makes its first flight. The 1920’s proved to be constructive for the Boeing Airplane Company as the company continued to introduce new airplanes and obtain contracts with the United States government. According to boeing.com (2011), “[In 1927] The Boeing Airplane Co. signs a contract with the U.S. postal Department to fly airmail on the 1,918-mile route between Chicago, Ill., and San Francisco, Calif., using the Model 40A mail plane with an air-cooled engine. William E. Boeing later points out that his planes are designed to carry mail and people rather than radiators” (The Boeing Logbook: 1927 – 1932, 2011, para 2). In May of 1927, the TB-1 torpedo bomber, the first Boeing built and Navy designed bomber, made its first flight. In June of 1927, Boeing Air Transport (BAT) was founded to operate the mail routes. Boeing Air Transport will become United Airlines in years to come. In 1928, Boeing Air Transport acquires seventy three percent of Pacific Air Transport’s stock and controls airplane service on the West Cost of the United
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