Report Details: This report is based on analysis of financial balance sheet and income statement data for the period of 2000-2014, quantitative survey research results, and interactions with High-Tech companies in supply chain strategy engagements.
Objective: To use financial balance sheet and income statement data coupled with recent research to better understand the state of High-Tech supply chains.
Hypothesis: The High-Tech industry has struggled post 2007 recession. Shortening life cycles, declining prices, and the need for rapid product launch challenge High-Tech companies. Supply chain matters more than ever, and the High-Tech companies post impressive returns despite rising demand and supply volatility.