Since Dennis A. Muilenburg was appointed Boeing\u2019s CEO in July 2015, the firm\u2019s shares have gained a staggering 210% and climbed from $140 to $440\/share. The gain has taken place mainly over the course of the last 2.5 years and during that period, Boeing\u2019s share value noted a 230% increase. Boeing\u2019s current market capitalization is 243.9 Billion, before Muilenburg\u2019s era, it was 90 Billion. In this article we will focus on how Muilenburg\u2019s strategy of improving firm's profitability by squeezing its suppliers has led Boeing to become America\u2019s biggest exporter. The Suppliers As we all know, Boeing has a global map of suppliers. The production of aircraft components is outsourced in order to reduce costs, at the same time increasing firm\u2019s dependence on the suppliers as well as increasing the difficulty of the logistics. Among major suppliers are, China\u2019s Xian Aircraft Co. which produces some 737 vertical fins, and Japan\u2019s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries provides the wing\u2019s inboard flaps. The extensive outsourcing has for example, led to delays in the production of the 787. On the other hand, it also allowed to reduce the product development costs, without which the 787 would have never been created in the first place. There were also a lot of problems with the 787 engines produced by General Electric, which has led to worldwide grounding of almost all Dreamliners. Mainly due to these two factors, Boeing has lost money on over 500+ of the first 787\u2019s sold. Interestingly, the suppliers are very often responsible not only for the production, but also for the design of the products. The firm works very closely with its suppliers, it has created a \u201cBoeing Performance Excellence Award\u201d and a \u201cSupplier of the Year Award\u201d in order to \u201crecognize suppliers who achieve the high-performance standards necessary to meet customer expectations and remain competitive in the global economy\u201d. In 2017 Boeing recognized 13 of its suppliers as outstanding, also spending almost $60 billion with nearly 13,000 suppliers from all 50 U.S. states and 57 countries. Supplier-provided components, services and engineering account for 65% of the production costs. Since Muilenburg was appointed as the firm\u2019s new CEO, he has reportedly squeezed the suppliers, lowering the production costs by 10% and started to re-engineer its production process, setting up some production on its own. These changes were the main factors leading to an improvement of the firm\u2019s profitability ratios, increasing the return on assets from 5.48 in 2015 to 8.91 in 2018. The net profit margin has also almost doubled, going from 5.38% in 2015 to 10.34% in 2018. What does the future hold? The future for Boeing looks quite optimistic, current demand for flying outpaces market growth, and IATA expects 7.2 billion passengers to travel in 2035, nearly doubling the 3.8 billion air travellers in 2016. Alone in North America, 1.2 billion people are expected to fly in 2035. Boeing is set to remain world\u2019s largest and most prominent aircraft manufacturer, as the 737max, 787-9\/10 Dreamliners and the 777X create a solid foundation for Boeing\u2019s global domination. Right now, Boeing has 5,870 planes on order, a backlog of $490 billion. Another 20 000 of US-manufactured jets are expected be ordered by 2035, with a total listed value of $5,930 billion, which allows us to expect constant growth of the company. On the other hand, the awaited announcement of the 797 series could be a turning point in the firm\u2019s financial performance. Currently, investor expectations are at its peak, thus a decrease in performance or simply a slightly lower than expected demand for the new series could see Boeing\u2019s stock price decrease.