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Sourcing - Global Procurement

Address the challenges and opportunities for in-sourcing versus outsourcing parts, as well as discuss the advantages and disadvantages of global versus domestic sourcing. Include the following:

o Translating corporate objectives into procurement goals
o Establishing business unit requirement processes
o Conducting supply market research
o Setting material management goals
o Strategic execution
o Reciprocity

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Challenges and Opportunities for insourcing versus outsourcing parts
For managers to be able to fully optimize all the links in the supply chain, they need to be able to make right decisions on whether to make parts or to buy them. To outsource parts implies that a company is acquiring these parts from external organizations while insourcing implies that a company is making the parts by itself (Tanriverdi, Konana & Ling, 2007). There are a variety of challenges and opportunities that affect both insourcing and outsourcing.
There are some components that are often out of the reach of business' budget to obtain. This presents a challenge to companies which are bent on producing their products completely in house. Outsourcing of parts in this case though is able ensure the company fulfills it s business obligations. A major challenge on whether to ...

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Sources of global procurement are determined.