Unbridled Outsourcing Breeds Supply Insecurity

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TIOLUWA   4/20/2011 9:16:51 AM

it is amazing how much lessons there are to learn from the Japan desaster, not to mention how much it stands to potentially alter the way the electronics supply chain has functioned till date.

Apparently, various geographical areas presently have a concentration of specific manufacturing arms of the electronics industry, which is why the Japan disaster affected specific areas of the supply chain.

Could as this article has mentioned, the impact will be just as sevear if it had happend in Taiwan, but for differnt sectors of the supply chain.

Could this lead to as more decentralized supply chain, spread out over more geographical areas?

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Eldredge   4/19/2011 9:05:57 PM

Outsourcing, like any other strategy, has is benefits and drawbacks. Too many times it sems as though companies allow a strategy to manage the company, rather than exerting the discipline necessary for the company to manage the strategy.

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