“There have been signs that Apple Inc. is looking to further diversify its supply chain, and now a group of analysts at JPMorgan believe the company is shifting from a partnership model to a transaction model for assembly of its products,” Michelle Jones reports for ValueWalk.
“Currently Apple Inc. uses more than one vendor with its components, although so far that strategy has been more limited in terms of the companies which actually build Apple products,” Jones reports. “However, JPMorgan analysts believe that the company is shifting toward using multiple vendors for assembly as early as next year.”
Jones reports, “Reports have suggested that Apple Inc. is looking to add two or more companies two its supply chains. Wistron and Compal Communications are two company names that have been floated by one analyst as being added to the company’s supply chain… Quanta Computer, which has been an assembler of Apple Inc.’s Mac computers for quite some time, could end up becoming the company’s second big supplier, especially if rumors that it is working on the iWatch are true.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Good news.
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Bill” for the heads up.]