Title: Outsourcing and production scheduling technology adoption in Taiwan: an empirical study

Authors: Shu-Yun Peng; Hui-Ming Wee; Jui-Chin Jiang

Addresses: Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, 200, Chung Pei Rd., Chung Li, Taiwan 32023, Chungli, Taiwan. ' Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, 200, Chung Pei Rd., Chung Li, Taiwan 32023, Chungli, Taiwan. ' Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering, Chung Yuan Christian University, 200, Chung Pei Rd., Chung Li, Taiwan 32023, Chungli, Taiwan

Abstract: This study investigates the outsourcing and production scheduling technology adoption in Taiwan using an empirical approach. Different outsourcing and production scheduling technology adoption are investigated through questionnaires. We found that flexible capability influences customer and supplier satisfaction as well as good performance within the supply chain. The strategy with medium outsourcing rate is more flexible in product and process change. These findings give managerial insights to outsourcing and production scheduling technology adoption. [Received 12 January 2009; Revised 6 July 2010; Accepted 30 July 2010]

Keywords: outsourcing strategy; production management; process design; Taiwan; scheduling; flexible capability; flexibility; supply chain performance; supply chain management; SCM; technology adoption.

DOI: 10.1504/EJIE.2012.045602

European Journal of Industrial Engineering, 2012 Vol.6 No.2, pp.139 - 152

Received: 08 May 2021
Accepted: 12 May 2021

Published online: 23 Feb 2012 *

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