Procurement Outsourcing Strategies

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NOTE: In answering the questions below, the paper should discuss/ focus on the principles of Supply Chain Integration, Supply Chain Strategies regarding Procurement Outsourcing Strategies.


Part 1:


Please take a look at the following “Procurement Outsourcing Strategies” (slides 1-13) that illustrates the scenario.



Part 2:

  1. Paper needs to answer and discuss the following questions:
  2. Please elaborate on how and why “outsourcing and using a minimizing total landing” strategy is an effective/correct strategy to use in this situation (see slide 13).
  3. Please discuss “challenges” that are associated with the outsourcing and minimizing total landing strategy.
  4. Discuss why “reducing lead times & supply flexibility” is not a good strategy for this company (see slide 12).
  5. Discuss how strategic alliances impact procurement outsourcing strategies?



Simchi-Levi, David, Kaminsky, Philip, Simchi-Levi, Edith, (2008). Designing and Managing the Supply Chain: Concepts, Strategies and Case Studies, 3rd edition. 2008 New York, NY