PROJ_587_Final_Project - Apple Inc Team A PROJ587 Advance Program Management Professor Robert Kenmore Table of Contents I Introduction Steve Jobs and

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Apple Inc. Team A: PROJ587: Advance Program Management Professor: Robert Kenmore
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Table of Contents I. Introduction Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak founded Apple in 1980. They partnered in early 1970 to build their first personal computer. They later collaborated with another friend to write a manual for the product and assist with the creation of a company logo. Apple was the name of the kit and they begin to sell in 1977. Apple’s innovation has now grown into an international multibillion-dollar corporation
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that employs millions around the world. They manufacture computers, electronics and software for businesses and consumers, that has remained on the cutting edge of creativity. They are a leader in the electronic industry, and continue to expand their footprint throughout the world. Their mission statement is,” Man is the creator of change in this world. As such he should be above systems and structures, and not subordinate to them”. (Steve Jobs, 1980) “Apple is committed to bringing the best personal computing experience to students, educators, creative professionals and consumers around the world through its innovative hardware, software and Internet offerings” This vision continues to lead the company through their continued record high profits, and the transitions. II. Organization's strategic plan For many years Apple has dominated the technology market with their Mac computers, IPhones, IPad, and IPods. All this success has been with the assistance of their supply partners Foxtronn that is a Taiwanese based company. The manufacturing of Apply products has become concerning since the demands are higher and the deliver is slightly slower. Apple understands that they need to keep their competitive edge and in order to do this they will need to identify
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and procure a new manufacturing partner. It has been rumored that they are looking to hire a smaller company by the name of Pegetron, who currently produces the IPad Mini’s and some versions of the IPhone. Apple wants all their suppliers to be in compliance with their Code of Conduct, and if they are not in compliance, they want to be able to exercise all their legal rights. Currently they are not experiencing any noncompliance issues; however, they are hopeful this will never become an organizational or manufacturing problem. “Supplier innovation”, opens doors for the new supplier to invest in Apple’s technology. (Kumar,A. 2013) This partnership will be beneficial for Apple and the supplier as they are able to expand their overall production. This new supply chain will provide Apple with one part of their strategic organizational plan. Apple also intends to spend $10 billion in Capital Expenditures this fiscal year, $1 billion in retail stores and the other $9 billion is spent in a variety of areas.
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