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Unformatted text preview: Week 5 Help CH10, Pg 378, Q9 Zelina, Good post, I just have this to add to your post: Process postponement delays the process step that differen- tiates the product to as late in the supply chain as possible. The advantages of this approach are that lower levels of inventory and fewer models are needed to match customer requirements. This results in higher le- vels of customer satisfaction at a lower cost. Describe how outsourcing works. Why would a firm want to outsource? Outsourcing occurs when a company contracts with another company, usually overseas that specialize in each ser- vice, to provide services that might or can be performed by its own employees. Examples of outsource jobs range from call center services, e-mail services, and even payroll services. Some reasons why firms outsource this func- tion allows a firm to focus on activities that represent its core competencies thus enhancing a firms effectiveness, reduce cost and create a competitive advantage, improve risk management, reduce investments and free up re- sources for other purposes....
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