After completing this chapter, you should be able to
• Describe common types of outsourcing projects.
• Describe typical outsourcing agreement specifications.
• Explain the relationship of supply chain strategic planning and the outsourcing process.
• Describe various risks associated with an outsourcing process.
• Describe and give examples of international or global risk factor categories in outsourcing.
• Explain the potential benefits of outsourcing for lean supply chains.
• Explain the relationship of outsourcing roles and benefits to supply chain life cycle planning.
• Explain the relationship between areas of labor and social concern in the development of a code of conduct.