A Model for Enterprise Sourcing Strategy Evaluation
Chen, Xiaojie (2014)
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Enterprise sourcing strategies are becoming important with respect to the globalized world and the constantly changing international market. As short-term strategies, most of the enterprises are trying to outsource non-core business functions, which may also require expert knowledge. However, a diﬃculty to determine non-core business exists. The purpose of this study is to propose and develop a new business sourcing model in an established ﬁrm. Companies are searching for complex channels to maximize their proﬁtability. While the proﬁtability chain tends to become longer, as well as more complicated, the sourcing strategies are becoming diﬃcult to create and manage. By using weight analysis method, this study also focuses on the process of developing sourcing, as well as inﬂuence and consequences of the implementing of enterprise sourcing strategies. Analysis results indicate that insourcing may be beneficial in a long term compared with outsourcing. Finally the study concluded that comprehensive sourcing can be a new approach for enterprise sourcing strategy.