Will Apple succeed in changing supplier working conditions ?

An article in the New York Times (March 7,2012) describes pressures to improve Apple’s supplier, FoxConn’s working conditions, and the comparison to apparel supply chains. Unlike apparel supply chains, Apple’s products have higher margins, require quick response to design adjustments, and rapid delivery. Can Apple accomplish supply chain outsourced labor conditions improvements while retaining supplier capability Unlike apparel supply chains? Or will it be optimal for Apple to switch to some other country which has better enforcement of labor conditions or subsidized facilities ? Will the pressure to monitor its supply chain justify US manufacturing ?

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