The Apple Supplier List represents 98 percent of procurement expenditures for materials, manufacturing, and assembly of our products worldwide for fiscal year 2018. Apple’s paranoia about protecting its hardware designs is legendary; a vow of silence is only one rule governing Apple’s supply chain. The Apple Supplier List details our top 200 suppliers based on spend, and outlines the supplier facilities which provide services to our supply chain. Up first, is Apple. The reasoning appears to be that since Apple is one of the fastest growing and most profitable companies in the world, it must surely have one of the best supply chains too. Apple’s three software platforms - iOS, OS X and watchOS - provide seamless experiences across all Apple devices and empower people with breakthrough services including the App Store, Apple Music, Apple Pay and …

Operations and Supply Chain. Apple is the best in the world at innovative product development. Many supply chain professionals consider Apple’s supply chain to be the best in the world. Finishing in second place in our sustainable list is the IT giants.

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Deliver on the highest expectations. Apple has the power to make or break a supplier. Build to the highest standards. Today, Apple leads the world in innovation with iPhone, iPad, the Mac and Apple Watch. And because customers all over the world eagerly await that experience, we built a supply chain that’s equally revolutionary. Apple products are made with revolutionary precision to perform exactly as promised. A look at some of Apple's top suppliers gives an understanding of how this growing company functions. This is a “halo effect” fallacy. Supply Chain Digital takes a closer look at the companies featured in September’s top ten largest sustainable supply chains worldwide. Suppliers are required to continually reduce costs; provide information normally not disclosed to customers; and prepare to be designed-out of an iProduct without any prior notice. Join these teams and continue to innovate on an immense scale. Apple revolutionized personal technology with the introduction of the Macintosh in 1984.