GSCM 206 Outsourcing Discussions

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GSCM 206 Outsourcing Discussions
When considering a company’s ability to make or buy products or services, what are the risks and benefits…

 

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GSCM 206 Outsourcing Discussions

GSCM 206 Outsourcing Discussions

Discussions Week 5 All Students Posts 35 Pages 

When considering a company’s ability to make or buy products or services, what are the risks and benefits of each strategy? The term outsourcing brings a lot of emotion out of people. What is your personal opinion about outsourcing globally? Do you think it’s necessary in this global environment? Why or why not? Lots of organizations have tried and failed in attempting to outsource product and services to other counties. What they did not realize was it take a considerable amount of time and resources to resolve many problems that can occur. The larger firms have experience with more success, because they have the additional funding and resources to solve these issues but many times the smaller firms cannot absorbed the additional funding. What types of problems do you see an organization running into when outsourcing?

When we talk about outsourcing, I hear a lot about China.  Do you believe we can obtain high quality goods when outsourcing overseas to China? Why or Why Not?  Do you think it’s better to have many outsourced suppliers or less outsourced suppliers? Why?

Cost used to be the only factor for outsourcing, but now it’s an entirely different game. Let’s list some more of the reasons to outsource. Can you add to this list of factors to outsource?

  • Gain local presents in area markets.
  • Obtain skill resources
  • Focus on core capabilities