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Manufacturing 2007 Executive Summary
For a decade, IndustryWeek and the Manufacturing Performance Institute (MPI) Census of Manufacturers have provided data to US manufacturers. This year, MPI

outsource manufacturing inc  outsource fabrication, and 13% outsource assembly. Which of the following production and support activities are outsourced by this plant? (multiple responses allowed) All Plants U.S. Canada (N) 892 767 125 Transportation 47.2% 45.2% 59.2% Fabrication and/or processing 34.5% 33.0% 44.0% Information technology 13.7% 13.0% 17.6% Assembly 12.7% 12.1% 16.0% Warehousing and/or distribution 11.2% 11.0% 12.8% Design and/or R&D 10.7% 11.2% 7.2% Maintenance/asset management 7.4% 7.4% 7.2% Staging and/or packaging

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Outsourcing, Applications Software

This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games. 

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