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One style does not fit all

Duarte, GM and Sackett, P and Evans, S (2004) One style does not fit all. Manufacturing Engineer, 83. pp. 44-48. ISSN 0956-9944

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Abstract

The different types of outsourcing and the management requirements for each of them are discussed. An outsourcing has a high strategic importance to the buying company when it is aligned with the organization's long term strategies and when its results are either positive or negative. Functional outsourcings are characterized by both low strategic importance and financial impact, and the products/services that fall in this category belong to support activities which are highly standardized. Leverage outsourcings are those that have a low strategic importance, but high financial impact to the outsourcer, and they concentrate on operational aspects, leaving strategic issues.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div E > Production Processes
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:15
Last Modified: 28 Nov 2014 19:06
DOI: 10.1049/me:20040409