After reading Chapters 9 and 12 in Operations Management: Processes and Supply Chains and the article by
Mageto, Prinsloo, and Rose, solve the problems posed in Question 5 from page 370 in Chapter 9 and Question
9 on page 504 in Chapter 12 and post your answers. Discuss how to assist the SME firms make better
outsourcing decisions in the article.
Boren, B. A. (2016). Elaborating a model of cultural exchange: An investigation into the relationship between
organizational cultures and the adoption of environmental certified management standards (Doctoral
dissertation). Available from ProQuest Central; ProQuest Dissertations & Theses Global database. (UMI No.
Mageto, J., Prinsloo, G., & Luke, R. (2018). Logistics outsourcing and performance of manufacturing small and
medium-sized enterprises in Nairobi. The Southern African Journal of Entrepreneurship and Small Business
This article is integral to this unit’s discussion.
Mykhaylenko, A., Motika, Ã., Waehrens, B. V., & Slepniov, D. (2015). Accessing offshoring advantages: What
and how to offshore. Strategic Outsourcing: An International Journal, 8(2/3), 262–283.