Split Sourcing


Split sourcing increases the chances of product availability and can lead to cost savings. The concept provides carefully selected case studies and practical advice on implementation.

Technique Overview

Split Sourcing

Split Sourcing Definition

Split sourcing is when a company uses two suppliers for the same product in order to increase the likelihood that the product will be available and for the company to source it cheaper and more effectively (Artiba & Elmaghraby, 1997; Goldsby & Martichenko, 2005).

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  • Aláez-Aller, R. and Longás-García, J. C. (2010) Dynamic Supplier Management in the Automotive Industry, International Journal of Operations & Production Management, Vol. 30 (3), pp. 312-35.
  • Anderson, J. (1989) Split Sourcing Could Boost Quality of US Arsenal, Kentucky New Era, July 3.
  • Arthur, C. (2012) Digital Wars, Kogan Page, London.
  • Artiba, A. and Elmaghraby, S. E. (1997) The Planning and Scheduling of Production Systems, Chapman & Hall, London.

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