Great Graphic: Sourcing Boeing's 787 Dreamliner

This Great Graphic was on Business Insider, who says they found it on Zero Hedge, who got it from Goldman Sachs.  

It depicts the internationalization of the production of Boeing's 787 Dreamliner.  The supply chain draws in eight countries, in addition to the US, according to the picture. However, other reports suggest even more countries were involved.
For example, the cabin lighting comes from Germany.  

The coordination among the numerous suppliers was itself a logistical nightmare.  Consider that an automobile has 15-20k parts, while an airplane as as many as 2 mln parts.   Some attribute the delays and cost overruns to the sheer number of partners.  Ultimately, Boeing bought some suppliers and brought production back in-house.   It was ultimately faulty batteries that led to the internationally grounding of the 787, the first such action in 40 years. However, some reports emphasize the too cozy relationship between the regulators (FAA) and the regulated (Boeing) in expediting the initial approval. 
Great Graphic: Sourcing Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Great Graphic:  Sourcing Boeing's 787 Dreamliner Reviewed by Marc Chandler on January 21, 2013 Rating: 5
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