A law firm engaged Anderson Economic Group, LLC on behalf of Cooper Wiring Devices, Inc. to examine outsourcing and to consider its impact specifically, the impact on consumers and the macroeconomic implications as a whole.
Our report first discusses the history of outsourcing, the economic theories, some important political turning points and the fundamental reasons companies outsource. We reviewed the prevalence of outsourcing and employment as well as the relationship between outsourcing and quality. Profiles of well known global companies in various business sectors that have chosen to outsource, such as Boeing and Xerox, were also analyzed.
Finally, we reviewed the outsourcing behavior of six competitors of Cooper Wiring Devices, including Leviton, and provided data showing what all six companies had outsourced to China and Mexico. We discuss why outsourcing is such an important business strategy for well run companies that must stay competitive in a global environment if they want to survive.