As an original equipment manufacturer you may have considered outsourcing part or all of your manufacturing before. In fact, you may be on the verge right now. But take a moment and consider the implications.

There are huge benefits to outsourcing - reduced risk, improved productivity and lower costs - but there are potential pitfalls too. You need to plan and execute your outsourcing programme with consummate care and attention to detail to realise the benefits and avoid negative repercussions.