Boeing Losing Some Weight
Boeing sold two its commercial aircraft plants in Wichita, Kansas and another facility in Oklahoma today. This move was made in order to focus its energy on design and final assembly. That is a huge step for America's largest aircraft producer. This breaks down to very simple economics- managing scarce resources. Boeing must believe that their managerial talent and time is scarce and would be more beneficial if it were focused on fewer objectives. Are there other economic reasons that Boeing would make such a huge business change?