Outsourcing has during the past years evolved into a natural part of companies’ strategy to adapt to an increasingly demanding business environment. The decisions are often made for two central reasons, either to focus on core-competence or achieving cost-reductions. Outsourcing has brought companies both positive and negative effects through the two mentioned reasons, but there is a need for a more balanced view on the concept of outsourcing. With the use of complexity theory, focusing on the theory of interdependency of parts in a system, two cases are analyzed along with a case from literature. The interdependency is divided up into two relevant factors, relative power and interface complexity, which describe the relation between two companies in an outsourcing situation. A model is proposed, showing how the cases relate to the factors of relative power and interface complexity, revealing if an outsourcing decision is suitable for a certain situation or if caution is to be taken before the decision is made.
|Titel på gästpublikation||Proceedings of the ISL conference|
|Status||Published - 2002|
|Evenemang||International Symposium fo Logistics (ISL), 2002 - Brussels, Belgien, Melbourne;, Australien|
Varaktighet: 2002 jul 14 → 2002 jul 16
|Konferens||International Symposium fo Logistics (ISL), 2002|
|Period||2002/07/14 → 2002/07/16|
- Annan maskinteknik