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Best Practices for Supply Chain Make Versus Buy Decision Making

Published: 31 August 2015

ID: G00290007

Analyst(s): Ray Barger Jr, Stan Aronow


Make versus buy decisions are a critical aspect of supply network design in today's dynamic business environment. This research provides best practices for supply chain strategists to make more informed sourcing decisions.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Use a Multidisciplinary COE to Conduct Strategic Make Versus Buy Evaluations and Govern Decisions Through a Supply Network Design Leadership Council
  • Factor Both Quantitative and Qualitative Elements, Such as Cost of Quality and Supplier Relationship History, Into Your Make Versus Buy Decision-Making Model
  • Include a Holistic Set of Demand, Supply and Product Life Cycle Management Considerations in Your Make Versus Buy Decision Making

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