E2open - January 2016 (SCMR)

"Outsourcing Manufacturing: a 20/20 view"

Outsourcing manufacturing is becoming a well-established approach for companies that want to strategically manage materials in today’s fast-paced business environment. 

In return, manufacturers see various benefits from outsourcing to reliable manufacturing and logistics partners, including cost and asset reductions, access to skilled labor, third-party design, and manufacturing expertise, along with the ability to quickly scale production up or down. An outsourcing strategy also allows brand owners to focus on their core competencies of design, brand management, and sales, while relying on partners to manage manufacturing and distribution.

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