Donald Trump believes that he can convince Apple Inc. (AAPL) to bring its manufacturing process to America. Speaking at during an event at Liberty University, the US presidential hopeful said that the US had all the resources and capabilities that a company like Apple and others similar to it can do their manufacturing processes in the United States. He reiterated his belief that companies like Apple are better off keeping their jobs here rather than outsourcing them to other countries.
But Donald Trump is not a stranger to controversy. It seems that his entire campaign is built on making off-beat statements. In addition to this, he has been known to make statements that sound quite outrageous to others. According to Gizmodo, what Donald Trump is saying is not possible at all. The blog goes ahead to add that Trump is living in his own dreamland and that the things he says he will do should not be taken seriously by anyone.
Trump has anchored his campaign message on the fanciful idea that he is going to make America great again. What he means by that, leave alone how he is going to do it, remains unclear. His recent foray into the world of business and how business organizations in the US outsource important jobs to companies in other countries seems interesting. He says that he has always believed that American businesses should carry out their manufacturing processes within America. He thinks he can make all businesses do exactly that.
But the question of whether Apple can accept to shift its manufacturing process to America is interesting. Since the days of Steve Jobs, Apple focused on building a complex global supply chain. The global supply chain that apple built was characterised by outsourcing most of the manufacturing process of its products to leading factories in the world.
Steve Jobs favoured Asia, specifically Japan and China. Factories with cutting-edge technologies and mind-boggling efficiencies handle the complex manufacturing processes for all the devices that Apple designs. Once this has been done, the finished products are shipped and distributed to distributors and customers around the world.
However, back in 2013, Apple decided to carry out some manufacturing process of its Mac in the United States. That has been the closest that the company has been to bringing jobs back to America.
But given a chance, can Trump do it? Barrack Obama attempted to convince Apple to bring its manufacturing process back to the United States; he failed.