Make vs. Buy Worksheet
Depth of experience in designing automated assembly and test (AA&T) systems ___ ___
Ability to integrate AA&T system into production process ___ ___
Ability to provide turnkey services ___ ___
Ability to absorb an AA&T project without disrupting the organization ___ ___
Ability to deliver the system on-budget ___ ___
Degree of protection from risk this option represents to customer ___ ___
Number of AA&T systems they have built in the past ___ ___
Ability of the organization to add value to the project ___ ___
Financial stability of the organization ___ ___
Ability to deliver the system on-time ___ ___
Ability of the organization to invest adequate capital in this project ___ ___
Ability to control design and engineering costs ___ ___
Ability to control labor costs ___ ___
Ability to reverse the decision, if necessary, and pull the plug quickly ___ ___
Ability of organization to command preferred pricing for raw materials ___ ___
Amount of floor space that is available for this project ___ ___
Ability to provide on-going support for maintenance and upgrades ___ ___
How the organization’s core competencies match project needs ___ ___
Ability and willingness to deal with frequent engineering changes ___ ___
Ability to provide a TS16949 quality level product ___ ___
Ability to monitor new technologies and R&D activity ___ ___
Ability of organization to command preferred pricing for equipment ___ ___
Ability to minimize waste ___ ___
Ability to provide adequate training, support and documentation ___ ___
TOTAL: ___ ___
How to Use This Worksheet
1.Fill in the chart above using the legend below.
2.Multiply each entry by the factor in column one. Not all criteria are equal. A factor of three means that point of comparison is three times as important as a point of criteria with a factor of one.
3.Total the columns to determine which option best suits your needs.
1 = Less than adequate.
2 = Adequate.
3 = More than adequate.