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Description: Apple is big; really big. But that doesn’t mean that the giant is immune to the same supply chain issues that have hobbled so many during these last several months. Because of the much-publicized chip shortage, Apple may end up producing 10 million fewer iPhone 13s than originally planned this year. One of the causes of the shortage has been chronic under-funding of production capacity.

Date:  October 13 2021



Discussion points:

1) Are you an iPhone user? What percentage of your classmates are using Apple products?

2) Has anyone in your class been impacted by the chip shortage?

3) Page 1-14 of Wiley’s Managerial Accounting: Tools for Business Decision Making discusses Louis Vuitton’s approach to supply chain issues in an inset box called “Lean” Luxury. Carry out a bit of a search with your classmates to determine how the current worldwide issues with supply chains have impacted this company.

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