Document Type : Research Paper



Nowadays one of the most important decisions for the companies is
whether to outsource a part of the organizations’ value chain or not.
Some studies show that majority of them, consider outsourcing as a
cost reduction approach, not as a strategic decision. Some researches
have paid attention to this concept. This paper presents a decision
making framework which consists of five criteria, thirty scenarios and
eight strategies. According to this framework, activities outsourcing
decisions can be made. This framework has been applied for thirty
three manufacturing sets of Samand automotive. The suggested option
for twenty six of them is “Supplier Development and Outsourcing”,
for five sets is “Insourcing”. “Partial Outsourcing” is suggested for
one set and “Spin off” for another one.


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