"Let's face it, no one is great at everything. Most individuals try to be proficient in certain areas and while some people exceed at multiple tasks, most of us recognize that we should concentrate on a few key skills. ….
For organizations, companies, and departments, the same rules apply. Focus on your core competencies and excel at them. Outsource those functions that you perform marginally or only have limited resources to manage."
"Remember that supply chains are perpetually changing, so the right model today can easily be wrong tomorrow. A new product introduction, a different vendor, increased freight costs -- these all impact your total landed cost strategy."