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LearnEnglish Professionals OUTSOURCING AUDIOSCRIPT www.britishcouncil.org/professionals.htm © The British Council, 2007 The United Kingdom’s international organisation for educational opportunities and cultural relations. We are registered in England as a charity. Listen to a business studies lecturer talking about history of outsourcing in the United States. Optional exercise (The answers are at the bottom of the page). Listen and put these points in the order they are mentioned. Subject Order a) aircraft manufacturers b) electronic goods companies c) foreign carmakers d) sports shoe manufacturers e) US carmakers In today’s programme, we’ll be taking a look at the history of outsourcing in the USA. The manufacturing sector, in particular, has been outsourcing processes successfully for several decades. In the past, of course, companies used the expression ‘sub­contracting’ but this has become known as ‘outsourcing’ since the 1980s. The new Boeing 787 is an interesting example of how aircraft manufacturers are outsourcing production around
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