An Integrated Outsourcing Framework: Analyzing Boeing's Outsourcing Program for Dreamliner (B787)

Ehsan Elahi, Mehdi Sheikhzadeh, Narasimha Lamba

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Abstract

This paper analyzes the outsourcing model that Boeing devised to develop its latest commercial airplane model: Dreamliner (B787). The development of this airplane, which seemed to be very promising in the beginning, turned into the longest delayed program in the history of the company. In this paper, we propose an integrated outsourcing framework through which we try to find the root causes of the delays and the resulted extra costs. The proposed framework shows how the interaction of all influential factors in four outsourcing dimensions (who, what, to whom, and how) determines the performance of an outsourcing program.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)13-28
Number of pages16
JournalKnowledge and Process Management
Volume21
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Externally publishedYes

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