The Power Of The HP Supply Chain Remains Intact
Whitman said competitors' claims that HP will lose buying power with suppliers as a result of the split is patently false. "That is ridiculous if you think about it for more than a minute," she said. "That is not true. Because we will go to those suppliers as one. Think of it as a buying agreement. So we will go to all of the memory suppliers and all of the screen suppliers and plastics suppliers, and utilize our weight in the marketplace as we always have."