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Review the case, Apple Inc.: Managing a Global Supply Chain (please see attachment), use additional, authoritative sources to research Apple Inc.â€™s supply chain, then write a report that analyzes Appleâ€™s supply chain and provides an investment recommendation by addressing the following questions/factors/issues below.
Analyze Apple Inc.â€™s supply chain and explain what makes Apple’s supply chain different from competitors by considering the following supply chain topics.
Intellectual property considerations
Marketing in relation to the supply chain
Cost structure management
Strategic investment in relation to suppliers
Utilization of third parties for production
Working capital strategy
Division of labor in relation to high value added work
Supply and demand capacity management
Describe the key advantages that help Apple manage its supply chain.
Support your analysis with data from the case and at least two authoritative sources.
Considering future trends in this industry, describe what challenges will Apple face and how will this affect supply chain performance?
Describe which recommendations would you make to BXE Capital regarding the performance of Appleâ€™s supply chain and continued investment in this company? Provide rationale based on your analysis.
Submit your assignment by following the instructions below before the deadline.
Analysis of supply chain based on topics
Identification and explanation of key advantages
Identification and implication of future challenges
Summary and rationale of recommendations
Citation requirements: 3-4 scholarly references
Word count: 1000-1300 words
APA 7th edition formatting