You Decide - Wk3.docx - Bianca Armand MGMT 408 You Decide Wk3 A Make-or-Buy Decision at Baxter Manufacturing Company Baxter Manufacturing Company(BMC is

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Bianca Armand MGMT 408 March 19, 2017 You Decide: Wk3 A Make-or-Buy Decision at Baxter Manufacturing Company Baxter Manufacturing Company (BMC) is a privately-owned company that is a leader in deep-drawn stampings. After two failed implementations of Commercial off the Shelf (COTS)scheduling packages they hired a new MIS manager, Don Collins. Don successfully developed amici-computer based system to accept EDI orders from customers and allow customer service to create shipping schedules and track raw materials. Due to this successful system now the MI department is overtaken with requests to develop new systems. Don wants to take the two year she feels it will take to develop an internal manufacturing software system for BMC so they can have a competitive edge; while the Vice President of Manufacturing, Lou Moore, believes that a COTS package from Effective Management Systems, Inc. (EMS) would be the solution to gain the competitive edge. This case study will outline what BMC needs to do to stay competitive, the options that they have, and what the advisable solution would be.
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