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Apple is positioning itself to tighten control of its supply chain as the company plans to double its current level of spending.

With a treasure chest of more than US$80 billion in cash and investments, Apple is looking to spend a whopping $7.1 billion on supply-chain in 2012, and another $2.4 billion in prepayments to major suppliers, according BusinessWeek.

Citing interviews with former Apple employees, executives from suppliers and management experts, BusinessWeek claims Apple has invested huge amounts of money over the years to command the entire supply-chain process, from design to manufacturing to retail stores.

By cutting deals with suppliers and prepaying for huge volumes of components, the company guarantees that it has the parts it needs at a discount. But it also effectively shuts out rivals that need the same parts.

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