Case | HBS Case Collection | January 2014

Boeing 787 Manufacturing Footprint

by Willy Shih

Abstract

This case looks at the outsourcing strategy for major subsystems of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner, and the risks and production consequences of letting go of core technology. It is intended to be used as a (B) case for 612-036 Boeing 737 Manufacturing Footprint: The Wichita Decision.

Keywords: outsourcing; outsourced production; Boeing 787; manufacturing footprint; systems integration; Production; Supply Chain Management; Aerospace Industry; United States;

Citation:

Shih, Willy. "Boeing 787 Manufacturing Footprint." Harvard Business School Case 614-049, January 2014.