To save costs acrylic and glass block maker US Block Windows (then Hy-lite Blocks), offshored its injection mold process to China in 2005 and produced 60%-70% of its blocks sold were produced in China. Over time the savings were eradicated by the long, complex supply chain, complicated inventory planning and forecasting, and increasingly expensive oil and shipping costs. In 2009 the firm decided to do the molding in-house again and purchased additional molding presses. In 2009 the molding oper...

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2.4.2 Create and implement outsourcing strategy
5.2.1 Select suppliers/outsourced contractors

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