Lenovo is doubling down on its in-house notebook production next year, according to a report from Digitimes. The company plans to increase its in-house notebook production from 25 percent to 60 percent in its facilities in China, Brazil and North Carolina. Lenovo also plans to decrease its outsourcing to Compal Electronics from 50 percent to 30 percent.
"Over the past several years, Lenovo has been investing in our own production capabilities as part of a 'hybrid' supply chain strategy that leverages a mix of both in-house resources and outsourcing partners. This strategy gives us better control over our end-to-end supply chain and enables us to accelerate time-to-market and better differentiate our products through innovation, while retaining strong financial flexibility," Mark Stanton, director, analyst relations for Lenovo, wrote in an email to CRN.