Boeing Case Analysis

Boeing Case Analysis

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Module 8 Case Analysis
Boeing – Company Profile and Building the Boeing 787

October 20, 2013
MBA575 Global Business Management

Boeing – Company Profile and Building the Boeing 787

Profile Summary:
The Boeing Company (BA) is one of the world’s largest aerospace companies and a leader in the manufacturing of commercial airplanes and defense, space and security systems. Their corporate office is located at 100 North Riverside, Chicago, Illinois, and they employ more than 170,000 people throughout the United States and in seventy countries. Boeing is made up of two business units: Boeing Commercial Airplanes and Boeing Defense, Space & Security. In addition, Boeing Capital Corporation, Shared Services Group, and Boeing Engineering, Operations & Technology support these units by providing financing solutions and developing and protecting technologies and processes. Their diversity in products and services, which includes aircrafts, weapons, defense systems, communication systems, and satellites, has provided them with a reputation for innovation and leadership in the aerospace field. (Boeing: Boeing in Brief)
Company History:
Boeing has been an important piece of American aviation and American history dating back to the early 1900s. William E. Boeing, born in 1881, was the founder of the original company called Boeing Airplane Co. William Boeing became interested in the science of aviation shortly after graduating from Yale in 1903, which was around the same time the Wright brothers made their first flight at Kitty Hawk, NC. Over the next ten years, William Boeing was associated with many people in the aeronautical field, but no one more important that George Conrad Westervelt, a Navy engineer. It was in 1915 after checking out the construction of an early biplane developed by Curtiss Aeroplane and Motor Co. that Boeing and Westervelt were convinced they could build a better biplane than anything on the market....

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