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Jobs, Cook, Ive—Blevins? The Rise of Apple’s Cost Cutter

Apple's rising star started out buying toilet paper for the company. Now he's squeezing chip suppliers and was tapped to negotiate the best deal for a billion-dollar glass wall.

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Apple's rising star started out buying toilet paper for the company. Now he's squeezing chip suppliers and was tapped to negotiate the best deal for a billion-dollar glass wall.

Apple procurement executive Tony Blevins’s job is to stare down suppliers and slash prices to the bone. It’s a role increasingly vital to Apple as its iPhone sales slow and the company protects its high margins and status as an operations juggernaut.

tripp.mickle@wsj.com Jan. 23, 2020 1:26 pm ET To understand Apple Inc.’s evolving place in the tech world, consider that one of its most important executives today is a guy whose job is badgering suppliers to get costs down. Tony Blevins, vice president of procurement, will stop at little to get a favorable deal. He has paraded manufacturers past competitors in Apple’s lobby and spurned a UPS contract by sending it back to UPS executives through FedEx. He persuaded subcontractors not to pay a chip maker that Apple was in litigation with, depriving the chip company... To Read the Full Story Read more: The Wall Street Journal

Excelente ejemplo de superación ohhh apple...eres grande!!! A billion dollar glass wall? I hope it breaks. It is logical to work with suppliers to reduce costs. However, it is important to do it while maintaining high quality & reliability. Automotive companies & others have learned that lesson the hard way, after they caused severe reliability & safety problems for millions.

MMM HONGIE That invents nothing. Slash prices to the bone? Meaning the hard working workers who produce this crap will kill themselves out of overwork, exhaustion while Apple insiders make money like crazy? What an achievement for this capitalist bum? So, basically the Albert Speer of Apple? Does not look that he's cutting cost of his meals

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Meet the journalists whose jobs vanished after India's Kashmir crackdownIndia's communication blockade on the back of its revocation of Jammu and Kashmir's autonomous status has forced several journalists into odd jobs. ShirazHassan several pakistani journos and turkish too ShirazHassan seeing this pic from past 3 years, trt propaganda. what about journos in pakistan ShirazHassan , who knows you might be next dear pakistanis, these turkish or chinese people won't give us anything. china is using our resources like its own and turkey wants nuclear tech from us.

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