From The Daily Crux:
If Steve Jobs was Apple's No. 1 competitive advantage, then its supply chain management would be No. 2.
Apple controls almost every piece of its supply chain, from hardware design to retail stores. Because of its incredible volumes (and occasional ruthlessness), Apple gets big discounts on parts, manufacturing, and air freight... and is able to economically ship products from Chinese manufacturers directly to the consumer's door in a just a few days…
Read full article...
More on Apple:
The worrisome Apple news that no one is talking about
Apple versus Microsoft: Which one you should buy today
Forget phones and tablets... Apple could be set to revolutionize another popular device