This research explored the key decision in sourcing: make, buy or make and buy. A structured make or buy decision analysis is presented identifying the factors affecting the decision with examples. Excellent Read! (300 pages)
This paper introduces a structured framework for the make or buy decision which is perhaps the foundation of strategic sourcing. Companies have choices when it comes to product design, engineering, and manufacturing – will two people faced with the same factors make the identical make or buy decision? Which decision under those circumstances be better for the company? Here is how you can tell.