This chapter is reprinted with permission from Production and Operations Management 9, no. 3 (Fall 2000): 213–221. Parts of it are based on chapters in Charles H. Fine, Clockspeed: Winning Control in the Age of Temporary Advantage, Reading, Mass.: Perseus, 1998.
The author is indebted to Randy Bollig, Intel's director of corporate capital acquisition in the late 1990s, for these insights into Intel's supplier development system.