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dc.contributor.advisorThomas Eagar, Charles Fine and Jonathan Byrnes.en_US
dc.contributor.authorObermoller, Amber Jen_US
dc.contributor.otherLeaders for Manufacturing Program.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2009-01-30T16:39:31Z
dc.date.available2009-01-30T16:39:31Z
dc.date.copyright2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/44381
dc.descriptionThesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 83-85).en_US
dc.description.abstractAs companies continue to outsource large portions of their manufacturing, managing costs in the supply chain is increasingly important in reducing overall costs and remaining competitive. Low-cost sourcing has become an increasingly prevalent way for companies to reduce total costs. This thesis develops a methodology for evaluating cost-reduction alternatives and low-cost sourcing opportunities. This thesis is intended to provide procurement managers with assistance in making informed and well-thought out decisions regarding cost-reduction and low-cost sourcing choices. Six criteria are established to compare cost-reduction alternatives and evaluate the fit of an alternative with the company's supply chain strategy. A framework is developed to aid procurement managers in evaluating low-cost sourcing opportunities. This framework involves the utilization of filters to screen parts, countries, and companies for fit with the supply chain strategy. A model that can provide recommended sourcing locations is developed to evaluate domestic low-cost sourcing options.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Amber J. Obermoller.en_US
dc.format.extent85 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.subjectMaterials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.subjectLeaders for Manufacturing Program.en_US
dc.titleEvaluating cost-reduction alternatives and low-cost sourcing opportunities for aerospace castings and forgingsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.description.degreeM.B.A.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLeaders for Manufacturing Program.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc277139553en_US


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