During the process of building 787, Boeing changed their traditional way to build a commercial airplane, instead, they decided to inviting 100 global suppliers to collaborate on the design, engineering, and manufacturing. According to the case, the commercial airplane normally have 30% of parts built by Boeing and 70% built by suppliers, unlikely, 787 Dreamliner have more than 70% of the parts were built internationally with foreign partners. Boeing believed “suppliers were likely to have a greater financial incentive to minimize their cost and, at the same time, assist Boeing market the new plane” (2005). And I think this is the way to gather round the talent people together to create a talent supply chain.
In trying to compete with Airbus, Boeing may be creating a much more dangerous competitor by use these large globe suppliers, one that likely will come from Japan, China, or some other countries. These countries most likely to have their own airplane market in the future and own team to build their own commercial airplane companies. As we know, China have builds advanced military fighter planes and is aggressively investing in its space programs, which continue to be a source of important innovations for commercial airplanes. By continue to... [continues]
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