When making decisions about global strategies, many companies believe they should widely spread out activities to ensure opportunities are captured. Intel Corporation (http://www.intel.com/?en_US_01) uses very sophisticated models in its supply chain management to determine answers to questions such as the number of locations and the assignment of market areas and products to facilities. Explore the countries in which Intel operates and the kind of operation in each country. Explain why Intel uses the sources and locations it does. What are the geographical/location advantages for operations in each country? Why do they think Intel selected those locations? What are the benefits to the company as a whole of these multiple locations?
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Intel operates manufacturing, R&D and sales operations in different countries across the world for various reasons. Take the case of India. Intel has design centers and sales operations in this country due to multiple reasons. India, being the Information technology outsourcing leader of the world, is a major location for Intel to conduct R&D operations for obtaining cost related comparative advantage. India has one of the largest pool of English speaking IT and research professionals available at low labor cost and thus, Intel established its R&D ...
Explain why Intel uses the sources and locations it does. What are the geographical/location advantages for operations in each country?