Viable offshore manufacturing

Gross, Rainer; Vasak, David; Lawrence, Tim; O'Driscoll, Cath
May 2006
ICIS Chemical Business;5/22/2006, Vol. 1 Issue 20, p21
Trade Publication
The article reports on a study conducted by PA Consulting Group concerning the offshore manufacturing of petrochemical companies. The study showed that offshoring can deliver significant cost savings and additional market share, but many companies are often dissatisfied with their move. Based on the study, it was believed that problems typically lie in one of these three areas, developing a clear strategy and an adequate business case, managing the set-up or transfer with professional project management assuring the highest product expertise through know-how transfer and managing local cultural differences.


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