Thomas Medical Systems outsourcing policy (A) (Abridged)
A large medical electronics firm is refining its outsourcing policies and the new ways in which it needs to work with its suppliers. The firm begins with an objective to purchase assemblies instead of components. This objective evolves until the supplier takes over a large part of the engineering design as well as the product data base creation and maintenance. Many problems are encountered, but the product does come to maarket and is successful.
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