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It all starts with parts. In the distance you can see a truck bay full of computer parts pulled up to one side of the Limerick factory floor.
Dell orders the parts - processors, hard drives, CD/DVD drives, keyboards, screws etc - from its suppliers every two hours. The parts only become Dell property once they come out of the truck bay and into the factory. This ensures Dell purchases just what it needs to build systems which have already been ordered - and no more.
Photo: Sylvia Carr