You are performing a make-or-buy analysis. In which of the following cases would you not prefer making the product/service in-house?
- The item under consideration is a capital item which can be used for other projects in the same organization (in other words, there is an ongoing need for the item).
- Your organization is going through a slack period, and some resources, who can produce the product in-house, are underutilized.
- The item under consideration is a proprietary or business critical product which is a part of the core business for the company.
- The item under consideration is not part of your core business, but your company has the skills for developing the product in-house, if required.