Foxconn challenged as global reach grows (FT)

As Foxconn continues building new factories in China, it is looking ever further afield. The company recently made investments in Brazil, Mexico and Turkey, and has said it is planning projects in the US, Indonesia and Malaysia.”Many similar companies are starting to move from a global manufacturing strategy to a more regional strategy,” said David Simchi-Levi, a professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology specialising in supply chain management. “That’s a completely different strategy from what we saw companies using 10-15 years ago.”

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