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General Information
    • ISSN: 1793-8198 (Print)
    • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Mater. Mech. Manuf.
    • Frequency: Bimonthly
    • DOI: 10.18178/IJMMM
    • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Ian McAndrew
    • Co-editor-in-Chief: Prof. K. M. Gupta
    • Executive Editor: Cherry L. Chen
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Prof. Ian McAndrew
Capitol Technology University, USA
It is my honor to be the editor-in-chief of IJMMM. I will do my best to work with the editorial team and help make this journal better.

IJMMM 2013 Vol.1(1): 92-96 ISSN: 1793-8198
DOI: 10.7763/IJMMM.2013.V1.20

Development of a Framework for Strategic Outsourcing in Developing Countries

Maaz Ahmed Qureshi, Muhammad Salman, and Rameez Khalid
Abstract—Outsourcing is a phenomenon that has changed the global business scenario. A practically applicable framework has been developed and tested in order to provide a tool for manufacturing industries for making decision regarding outsourcing. The main purpose of this paper is to target those countries where outsourcing manufacturing is still a new concept and provide them with an easy to follow framework. This framework will make the process of decision analysis easier and reliable for them. The proposed framework is a step by step model which by using core competency check, decision matrix, balance score card models and cost equations makes sure that the organization makes the right decision regarding whether a particular activity should be outsourced or not.

Index Terms—Balance score cards, core competency, framework, outsourcing.

Maaz Ahmed Qureshi and Muhammad Salman are with the NED University of Engineering and Technology and currently working as Planning Engineer in private sector Manufacturing Industry (e-mail: {ahmedmaaz89, muhammad.salman}@ hotmail.com).
Rameez Khalid is with the Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department, NED University of Engineering & Technology, Karachi, 75270 Pakistan (e-mail: rameez.khalid@neduet.edu.pk).


Cite:Maaz Ahmed Qureshi, Muhammad Salman, and Rameez Khalid, "Development of a Framework for Strategic Outsourcing in Developing Countries," International Journal of Materials, Mechanics and Manufacturing vol. 1, no. 1, pp. 92-96, 2013.

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