A close look at Apple’s Supply Chain
Apple’s Supply Chain is one of the best in the world. This is an interesting video regarding the conditions at suppliers in Apple’s Supply Chain. Tim Cook (CEO Apple) was Apple’s Chief Procurement Officer. Time Cook turned the supply chain around at Apple. Steve Jobs hired Tim cook for this reason.
- “We are the most focused company that I know of or have read of or have any knowledge of. We say no to good ideas every day. We say no to great ideas in order to keep the amount of things we focus on very small in number, so that we can put enormous energy behind the ones we do choose …..It’s not just saying yes to the right products, it’s saying no to many products that are good ideas, but just not nearly as good as other ones.” ~ Tim Cook, CEO Apple
- “Steve (Jobs’) brilliance is his ability to see something and then understand it and then figure out how to put it into the context of his design methodology – everything is design.” ~ John Sculley, former CEO Apple
- “I remember going into Steve’s (Jobs) house, and he had almost no furniture in it. He just had a picture of Einstein, whom he admired greatly, and he had a Tiffany lamp and a chair and a bed. He just didn’t believe in having lots of things around, but he was incredibly careful in what he selected.” ~ John Sculley
- “I saw lots of music devices. I loved playing with music devices. And like most of the world, I thought of a music device as a music device. Steve Jobs tends to look beyond that, and he doesn’t see a music device as having any importance at all,he sees music itself to a person as a being the important thing.” ~ Steve Wozniak, co-founder Apple