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Journal of Applied Sciences
  Year: 2010 | Volume: 10 | Issue: 19 | Page No.: 2276-2282
DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.2276.2282
 
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Manufacturing Outsourcing Decision-making based on Screening Core Activities and Fuzzy Multi-criteria Approach

Mohsen Cheshmberah, Ahmad Makui and S.M. Seyedhoseini

Abstract:
Today, outsourcing is an important strategic issue for organizations such as private and public. Accordingly, a significant question faced to organizations that is what functions (activities) should perform in-house and which ones should buy from outside suppliers? The answers to these questions are known as make-or-buy decisions. Literature review shows that has been emphasized on multi-criteria nature of make-or-buy problem but little attention has been to mathematical modeling. Moreover, absence or hard access to reliable data in real environments is important problem that needs to attention. Beside to authors believe that a single-stage (single-phase) framework is not useful for decision-making outsourcing. In this study, a outsourcing decision-making framework for the manufacturing activities is presented. This framework supports managers of the manufacturing firms confronted with the choice of whether activity to maintain (perform) internally, or to outsource. The framework is based on two phases. In first phase, the considered activity has been checked from core (or non-core) aspect. For non-core activity, phase 2 was accomplished. This phase contains the proposed criteria (and measures) for the outsourcing decision-making and a model based on a fuzzy TOPSIS approach. The framework is applied in a real case application.
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Mohsen Cheshmberah, Ahmad Makui and S.M. Seyedhoseini, 2010. Manufacturing Outsourcing Decision-making based on Screening Core Activities and Fuzzy Multi-criteria Approach. Journal of Applied Sciences, 10: 2276-2282.

DOI: 10.3923/jas.2010.2276.2282

URL: https://scialert.net/abstract/?doi=jas.2010.2276.2282

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