Greater benefits from fewer manufacturing assets

WireCom is a global communication provider and component manufacturer interested in outsourcing parts of its manufacturing process.


Given the range of possible supply chain strategies, WireCom wanted to fully understand which aspects of its production it should outsource. While reducing manufacturing assets would be one outcome of outsourcing, WireCom was especially interested in the strategic benefits of such an approach.


WireCom asked Bain to analyze WireCom's supply chain and recommend an outsourcing strategy.

View Approach

To identify opportunities for outsourcing vs. insourcing, Bain developed a framework to evaluate each manufacturing process by strategic value and capability.

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View Recommendations

For each WireCom region, Bain identified a four-phase process of introducing outsourcing with minimal pain and maximum benefit.

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View Results

WireCom was able to dramatically reduce manufacturing assets while achieving the strategic benefits it was seeking.

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