Outsourcing Decision-Making During Design And Engineering: Three Case Studies In Europe

Shishank, S. and Dekkers, R. (2011) Outsourcing Decision-Making During Design And Engineering: Three Case Studies In Europe. In: 21st International Conference on Production Research, Stuttgart, German, 31 July - 4 Aug 2011, ISBN 9783839602935

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Decision-making frameworks on outsourcing in literature present outsourcing as being one time decision at strategic level and at operational level mostly for capacity planning and scheduling. Existing frameworks and methods do not cater for decision-making during stages of design and engineering i.e. tactical level and do not incorporate the characteristics of design and engineering - incomplete, inconsummate and progressive availability of information. A first-of-its-kind framework for decision-making on outsourcing at tactical level based on an extensive e literature review has been developed and verified by conducting a Delphi survey (with both academic and industry panel). This article presents validation of new framework in practice through three case studies in Europe. These studies evaluate past decisions and compare them with actual performance of suppliers. Also, the actual decision-making in companies is contrasted with the decision-making according to the framework.

Item Type:Conference Proceedings
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Dekkers, Dr Rob
Authors: Shishank, S., and Dekkers, R.
College/School:College of Social Sciences > Adam Smith Business School > Management

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