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    Manufacturing In-house vs. Outsourcing

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    An essential issue in international business is determining which components to manufacture in-house and which to outsource to independent suppliers. Is outsourcing a good idea? Explain your answer in a persuasive way.

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    Hello,

    Please find below my research to assist you in responding to your homework. I have outlined the advantages and disadvantages of manufacturing in-house and outsourcing production so that you will have an idea of how each of them works and eventually lead you to respond if outsourcing would be a better option than in-house manufacturing.

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    In-house Manufacturing
    Advantages:
    - More control over the production process and assurance of producing high-quality products as you can manage materials, workers, etc.
    - The company can save on production costs and expenses when they purchase materials directly from the manufacturer instead of buying from suppliers.
    - If a company can do the following: manufacturing, keep the products in warehouse and ship in-house, then the products can be delivered to the customers faster and results in reduction of logistics costs.
    - The production process is a source of the company's competitive advantage. Companies that manufacture their ...

    Solution Summary

    * Manufacturing In-house: advantages & disadvantages
    * Outsourcing production processes: advantages & disadvantages
    * 493 words
    * 4 references (non-APA)

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