Outsourcing Design to Asia: ODM Practices

Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road: Strategy, Performance and Risk, edited by Çağrı Haksöz, Ananth Iyer, and Sridhar Seshadri. CRC Press, pp. 169-184

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Qi Feng

Purdue University - Krannert School of Management

Lauren Xiaoyuan Lu

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business

Date Written: 2012

Abstract

During the last few decades, the growing demand of electronics and computer products has given rise to a new breed of manufacturing firms in Asia, the so-called original design manufacturers (ODMs), for example, Flextronics, Quanta, and Compal, etc. These companies provide design, manufacturing, and other value-added services to original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). In this chapter, we provide an overview of this new outsourcing practice by analyzing its key characteristics, decision factors, and implementation challenges.

Suggested Citation

Feng, Qi and Lu, Lauren Xiaoyan, Outsourcing Design to Asia: ODM Practices (2012). Managing Supply Chains on the Silk Road: Strategy, Performance and Risk, edited by Çağrı Haksöz, Ananth Iyer, and Sridhar Seshadri. CRC Press, pp. 169-184, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2758805 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2758805

Qi Feng

Purdue University - Krannert School of Management ( email )

1310 Krannert Building
West Lafayette, IN 47907-1310
United States

Lauren Xiaoyan Lu (Contact Author)

Dartmouth College - Tuck School of Business ( email )

Hanover, NH 03755
United States

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