If there is an in-house team it can be handed over to them to support and enhance on an on-going basis. Obviously the issues with this are the issues with any handover to people who weren't involved from the outset. If you are going down this route then I'd recommend having members of the internal team involved from early in the project, carrying out specification and code reviews and so on, so when the handover comes they understand what they're looking at. UAT is a good time to bring them on-board in a hands-on capacity as they could get involved in some of the bug fixing as an easy way in while support is still available.
Outsourcing is becoming more and more popular. Outsourced activities continue to climb up the value chain. Even the outsourcing of engineering activities has become a common practice.
However, literature, which proposes frameworks for outsourcing engineering activities, is still limited.
Outsourcing can offer myriad opportunities for firms. Even so, if not well thought through outsourcing can cause considerable damage.
Organisations expend a great deal of effort to optimise their production process. Administrative processes however, are often not analysed in detail. This thesis provides the theoretical background for designing an outsourcing process for engineering activities.
A case study from the automotive industry shows, how a standardized outsourcing process including a risk analysis can be developed.
At the case company there were no process maps outlining the process for outsourcing engineering activities. Process participants had only limited knowledge about tasks outside of their area. Within this thesis flowcharts are used to display the as-is situation and identify frustration and problem areas.
Several unnecessary and avoidable process steps are detected. Measures to improve the process are stated and a to-be process is created. In order to generate this to-be process, the as-is process is restructured in an effective and efficient way.
Furthermore, tools that assist in the process are proposed.
Input, output and responsibilities are clearly set for the to-be process. This thesis helped the case company to reduce the cycle time of the outsourcing process. This allowed the firm to act more flexibly and reduce costs.
The findings can help to prevent the failure of engineering outsourcing initiatives. Details Outsourcing Engineering Activities.
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Outsourcing Transportation Infrastructure Maintenance: a theoretical approach with application to JR East by Jun Hirano Submitted to the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering.
In efforts to stay competitive, U.S. airlines increased foreign-based outsourcing of aircraft major repair and overhaul (MRO) mainly to reduce labor costs and conserve capital.
This concentrated focus on outsourcing and restructuring, ignored job dissatisfaction among remaining employees which could reduce and or eliminate an airline's competitiveness.
Top 10 Reasons to Outsource. Outsourcing is the process of delegating a company's business process to third parties or external agencies, leveraging benefits ranging from low cost labor, improved quality to product and service innovation.
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about maintenance strategies, outsourcing maintenance, training, technologies, and unscheduled downtime. Seventy-seven percent of respondents have engineering, maintenance, and/or supervisory responsibilities at their facilities, more than half of whom have engineering job titles.