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Supply Chain and Logistics Management Made Easy: Methods and Applications for Planning, Operations, Integration, Control and Improvement, and Network Design by Paul Myerson

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12. Supply Chain Partners

The supply chain and logistics function is always a prime candidate for outsourcing. Strategically speaking, most successful companies stay with their core competencies and let outside entities help with the rest.

This can range from sourcing of functional areas such as materials, transportation/warehouse services, and manufacturing, to most of an organization, known as a virtual company.

There are actually four major ways to get things done in business:

Image Internally: Processes that are core competencies are usually the best way to perform an activity.

Acquisition: Gives the acquiring firm full control over the way the ...

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