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In 1997, J. D. Orbits opened a cell phone accessory manufacturing plant named Orbits.
Although the company began its operations at the local level with only 40 employees, 3 vendors
and 5 main customers, it experienced rapid success. By 2001, gross sales tripled, and the
enterprise expanded its customer, vendor and employee base. It now serves all major cell phone
manufacturers. Currently, Orbits employs more than 120 individuals, including executives,
directors, sales representatives, office personnel, and production workers. Customers: Orbits
sells to the outlets stores of distributors such as Verizon, MCI, Cingular and AT&T cellular
phone in the tri-state area.
Materials and Suppliers: Manufacturing hands-free cell phone devices requires several
different materials, none of which is made in-house. Most parts are purchased from 25 vendors.
The more complex components used in the manufacturing process are purchased through
contracts with vendors. Raw materials are purchased from vendors according to price without
a formal contract