Manufacturing Outsourcing

A Knowledge Perspective

  • Asbjørn Rolstadås
  • Bjønar Henriksen
  • David O'Sullivan

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Cases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Front Matter
      Pages 127-127
    3. Front Matter
      Pages 85-85
    4. Front Matter
      Pages 41-41
    5. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
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      Pages 3-9
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      Pages 11-17
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      Pages 19-26
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      Pages 35-39
  3. THE ENGINE DRIVING INDUSTRIAL CHANGE

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      Pages 43-51
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      Pages 63-68
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      Pages 69-83
  4. OUTSOURCING -STRATEGIC OPPORTUNITIES

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      Pages 87-94
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      Pages 95-100
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      Pages 101-108
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      Pages 109-117
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      Pages 119-126

About this book

Introduction

All companies which reach a critical size are faced with outsourcing decisions that can increase the value of their products and services primarily through lower costs, greater reliability and improved efficiency. Successful outsourcing decisions have an important knowledge dimension, where the outsourcing professionals need to be supported by historical and contextual knowledge regarding their own products performance but also the performance of suppliers. Outsourcing in Manufacturing: the Knowledge Dimension explains in detail how a manager can acquire, create, transfer and use knowledge that optimizes their outsourcing decisions and improves the changes of marketplace success.           

 

Outsourcing in Manufacturing: the Knowledge Dimension gives examples of the key decisions that needs to be taken by managers regarding effective outsourcing. Decisions are divided around the structural and infrastructural aspects of outsourcing and the key knowledge that needs to be managed to support good decisions. The book contains illustrations and examples of key processes throughout and concludes with a section dedicated to case studies. These case studies represent a variety of manufacturing system types and sizes focused on supply chain integration, and which deploy various manufacturing paradigms including craft, mass, lean, adaptive, and sustainable manufacturing.

 

Outsourcing in Manufacturing: the Knowledge Dimension covers many theoretical and practical examples of critical outsourcing decisions, their knowledge aspects and how knowledge challenges can be dealt with in a systematic way. It provides a key resource for students, lecturers and industry managers looking to solidify their understanding and application of outsourcing decision making strategies.

Keywords

Global Manufacturing Knowledge Transfer Manufacturing Paradigms Manufacturing Strategies Outsourcing Decisions

Authors and affiliations

  • Asbjørn Rolstadås
    • 1
  • Bjønar Henriksen
    • 2
  • David O'Sullivan
    • 3
  1. 1.Technology, Department of Production and QualityNorwegian University of Science andTrondheimNorway
  2. 2.FærvikNorway
  3. 3.Moycullen Co. GalwayIreland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4471-2954-7
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag London 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, London
  • eBook Packages Engineering
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4471-2953-0
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4471-2954-7
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