QUESTION: Boeing subcontracting policy?

From:         Alain.Deckers@man.ac.uk (Alain Deckers)
Organization: University of Manchester
Date:         14 Nov 95 14:46:23 
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Could anyone help me on the following (perhaps someone from Boeing who
reads this group)?

The first editorial in the November 6 edition of AW&ST states that
"The Seattle planemaker [ie Boeing] subcontracts about 15% of each
transport by value" (p. 86). The July 24, 1995 issue of the same
journal states that "Boeing plans to reduce the in-house content of
its transports from 52% to 48% over the next three to five years" (p.
33).

How can these two statements be reconciled? Is there a mistake
somewhere or do the two statements not refer to the same thing?

Cheers,


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