Key Factors to Outsource Manufacturing
My research results indicates that below factors are key in outsourcing manufacturing
or the term OEM we always using:
1) Level of technology (what is the product)
2) Level of integration (price / quality advantage)
3) Scale (can Apple find another OEM partner?)
4) Match-pair factor for client and OEM factory (small new start-up brand cannot find the best OEM factory as their NRE and MOQ are very high)
Therefore, outsourcing can be everywhere if above factors can be met.