The Ins and Outs of Apple Inc.’s Contract Manufacturing Model

In this segment from the Industry Focus: Tech podcast, Dylan Lewis and Evan Niu explain the main reasons why the company made the shift, and how the contracts work today. Also, they take a look into Apple’s main parts manufacturer, Foxconn, and the fascinating existence of the “campus-like” Foxconn City, where many of its employees live. Though Foxconn is the best-known contract manufacturer for Apple, there are other names you should now know too.

In the 1990s, Tim Cook shifted Apple ( NASDAQ:AAPL ) away from the in-house domestic manufacturing model it was using to a much more operationally efficient contract-based model that works with manufacturers overseas. Taking all those jobs out of the U.S. was part of what allowed Apple to grow as it has. In this segment from the Industry Focus: Tech podcast, Dylan Lewis and […]

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