Case Discussion Questions 1. What are the benefits to Boeing of outsourcing so much work on the 787 to foreign suppliers? What are the potential risks? Do the benefits outweigh the risks? 2. In 2007 and 2008 Boeing ran into several publicized issues with regard to its management of a globally dispersed supply chain? What are the causes of these problems? What can a company such as Boeing do to make sure such problems do not occur in the future? 3. Some critics have claimed that by outsourcing so much work, Boeing has been exporting American jobs overseas. Is this criticism fair? How should the company respond to such criticisms?