Insourcing


Insourcing generally refers to the decision of an organisation to retain core competencies in-house. This concept identifies the benefits of insourcing, its business application, best practice and success factors.

Technique Overview

Insourcing Definition

Insourcing generally refers to the decision of an organisation to retain core competencies in-house (Youngson and Cheung, 2007). The combination of inhouse work and outsourcing is used by every organisation but on different scales. Michael Munger, the jocund chair of the Duke University department of political science, argues that a computer company would not make its own furniture, bake bread in its cafeteria, or make waste-baskets). Profits define the line and helps companies decide what to buy and what to produce. The line, however, constantly changes (The Economist, 2008).

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  • Bhagwatwar, A., Hackney, R. and Desouza, K.C. (2011) Considerations for Information Systems 'Backsourcing': A Framework for Knowledge Reintegration. Information Systems Management, Vol. 28(2), pp. 165-173.
  • Chadee, D. and Raman, R. (2009) International Outsourcing of Information Technology Services: Review and Future Directions. International Marketing Review, Vol. 26(4/5), pp. 411-438.
  • Chase, R.B., Jacobs, F.R., and Aquilano, N.J. (2004) Operations Management for Competitive Advantage. (10th ed.) McGraw-Hill: Boston, MA.
  • Chopra, S. and Meindl, P. (2007) Supply Chain Management. Strategy, Planning and Operation. (3rd ed.) Pearson/Prentice Hall: Upper Saddle River, N.J.

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