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Backsourcing and Knowledge Re-integration: A Case Study

Abstract : Recently, the interest in the phenomenon of backsourcing has increased, which has been inspired by awareness of the real costs of global outsourcing and the importance of keeping manufacturing in-house or in geographical proximity. However, backsourcing research is still in its infancy. In particular, this strategy requires a successful knowledge re-integration process when organizations employ backsourcing as their new sourcing strategy, which is addressed in this paper. To expand the understanding of backsourcing, a literature review of this phenomenon is given, and based on findings from a case company in the Norwegian shipbuilding industry, we present critical success factors for knowledge re-integration when bringing manufacturing back in-house.
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Bella Nujen, Lise Halse, Hans Solli-Sæther. Backsourcing and Knowledge Re-integration: A Case Study. IFIP International Conference on Advances in Production Management Systems (APMS), Sep 2015, Tokyo, Japan. pp.191-198, ⟨10.1007/978-3-319-22759-7_22⟩. ⟨hal-01431094⟩

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