Agrichemicals: Has External Manufacturing Become the Preferred Option?
Rapid advances in quality and scale among Asian manufacturers, most notably in India, suggest new market opportunities by tipping the make vs. buy equation, according to an article at Agrow.
Rapid advances in quality and scale among Asian manufacturers, most notably in India, suggest new market opportunities by tipping the make vs. buy equation. Arun Kochar (partner), Oliver Zeranski (partner), Rajeev Prabhakar (partner) and Drew Rattigan (manager) from consulting firm AT Kearney explore changing paradigms in manufacturing decisions.
Rapidly improving capabilities in the emerging markets suggest that it may be time for global agrochemicals companies to take a fresh look at outsourcing the production of active ingredients and even partnering in joint product development. Past concerns about quality, reliability and intellectual property protection are easing as Asia-Pacific suppliers raise their game and alter the external manufacturing equation for companies looking to manage costs, shorten product cycle times, and enter new markets.