To spread the message throughout the company, training videos for entry-level employees, as well as internal newsletters, all stress the importance of these metrics. In this case, "staying involved in the details" allows for rapid decision making because we know what's going on Acer grew worldwide while simultaneously minimising its labour force by identifying and using marketing strategies that best utilised its existing distribution channels.
When adjusted for quality improvements this price decline is even much more dramatic.
The problem is that Dell's far removed from the days when its manufacturing and distribution system was the significant competitive advantage. InDell became the number two manufacturer and marketer of personal computers in the world.
Most of them have the similar strategy and products as Dell. Outsourcing is often described as easy to replicate and the competitive advantage that it provides is not sustainable.