1. Outsourcing has become a way to increase an organization's flexibility to meet rapidly changing market conditions, focus on core competencies and develop competitive advantage. As a result, the need for SM has intensified and positioned supply managers as agents of strategic change critical to supply chain success.
2. Outsourcing decreases an organization's flexibility to meet rapidly changing market conditions, but it can usually reduce total costs in the long-term.
These multiple choice questions belong to Operations Management. The 1st question is about outsourcing and supply managers position as agents for strategic change. The 2nd question is about outsourcing decreasing an organization’s flexibility to meet changing market conditions.
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