The 10 Most Popular Reasons that manufacturers outsource an aspect of their manufacturing process

Manufacturers that use Strategic Technical Out-sourcing as a way improve productivity and reduce costs were polled to determine their primary motivation behind looking to 3rd party companies to take responsibility for an aspect of their operation.  Results are shown below.  Each participant was asked to list their top 2 primary reasons in order of importance.

#10: function difficult to manage

#9: lets Share the risk!!

Reason 8:  Free up resources

Reason 7:  Push Our resources to improve

Reason 6:  accelerate time to implementation

Reason 5:  expertise not available internally

Reason 4:  bring data driven decision making

Reason 3:  gain access to world class resources

Reason 2:  improve focus

Reason 1:  reduce or control costs