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Navy Awards Two Shipbuilding Contracts for New Submarines

Discussion Questions: Read the following article carefully.  What are the details of the contracts that that the Navy struck with General Dynamics and Huntington Ingalls? Would not it have been better if the Navy had only awarded one contract?  What … Continue reading

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How Boeing accounting works!

Boeing’s Key Mission: Cut Dreamliner Cost Discussion Questions: From the information given in the article, describe how Boeing’s “Program Accounting” works?  Compare this to the “Unit Cost Accounting” approach? What are the major assumptions of the “Program Accounting” approach? What … Continue reading

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Boeing 787–Production ramping continues (from 3.5/month to 10/month in one year)

WSJ – Updated June 8, 2012, 1:23 a.m. ET Boeing Hits a Milestone Factory Rolls Out First Dreamliner to Go Directly Into ‘Preflight Operations’ By JON OSTROWER Boeing Co. BA +1.35%rolled out the first 787 Dreamliner from its main factory … Continue reading

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