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Description:  The iPhone maker spends lavishly on all stages of the manufacturing process, giving it a huge operations advantage

Source: Businessweek.com

Date: 11/03/2011

Link:  http://www.businessweek.com/magazine/apples-supplychain-secret-hoard-lasers-11032011.html

Questions for discussion:

  • Why does Apple have a competitive advantage in R&D over other firms?
  • How important is the scale of production to Apple’s success in R&D and production?

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