Strategic Outsourcing: Benefits and Risks

Following to the previous articles about the definition of strategic outsourcing here, the outsourcing decision process itself and its influencing factors here and finally, the difficulties and barriers for the outsourcing process here, this article will critically evaluate the related benefits and risks in the strategic outsourcing process through reviewing three case studies for real … Continue reading Strategic Outsourcing: Benefits and Risks

Strategic Outsourcing’s Implementation: Difficulties and Barriers

Previously, the strategic outsourcing process was defined in this article followed by a thorough illustration of the decision-making process itself in this article. This article will continue that discussion by illustrating the main difficulties that might extend the time and efforts needed to finish the process, or even the barriers that can make it impossible. … Continue reading Strategic Outsourcing’s Implementation: Difficulties and Barriers

Strategic Outsourcing: The Decision Process and the Influencing Factors

Creating a competitive advantage is a vital aspect of any company's success which can be achieved by developing core competencies (David 2013, p.151). How do companies can develop and sustain that competitive advantage within with external changes in the business environment? Scholars have developed different arguments. On the first hand, companies can analyse the external … Continue reading Strategic Outsourcing: The Decision Process and the Influencing Factors

Strategic Outsourcing and Supply Chain Configuration: A Definition

Companies are increasingly challenged to sustain a competitive advantage in a dynamic business environment (Christopher 2005, p.117). Accordingly, more and more companies are now focusing on the core competencies and outsourcing the non- core activities to a third party (Chandra & Grabis 2007, p.29). The dynamic nature of today’s business environment affects the existing supply … Continue reading Strategic Outsourcing and Supply Chain Configuration: A Definition

Reliability Planning and the Product Life Cycle

None of us would like to experience failures in non- reliable products. Engineers argue for different reasons for these failures, however, O'Connor and Kleyner concluded that failures are always due to people, whether they are designers, suppliers, assemblers, users or maintainers. As a result, reliability is a managerial task where management is responsible for putting … Continue reading Reliability Planning and the Product Life Cycle