31 Jan '12, 9pm

Apple & Foxconn: Breaking Up Is Hard to Do: For the sake of argument, let's say Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), after...

For the sake of argument, let's say Apple Inc. (Nasdaq: AAPL), after suffering criticism for the actions of one of its business partners, threw down the gauntlet and told Foxconn Electronics Inc. it had to change its labor practices. Let's say Foxconn countered with "Or what?" If you think the immediate consequence would be Apple taking its business elsewhere, think again. Untangling itself from Foxconn -- or any other EMS company -- would be tough for even Apple. In general, EMS-OEM relationships are complicated. A company such as Apple bids out its business to any number of EMS providers. Not only does an OEM want the best possible price, but it's also sharing details of its product design, business strategy, bill of material, end-customer forecasts, and even technology roadmap. These decisions are not made lightly. The EMS company bidding on such business has to look at...

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