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|Short Description of the q-Sourcing Project
The aim of the research project q-Sourcing is to make scientific and practical methods available for quality and profit optimised planning and evaluation of purchasing projects in low-cost countries, so-called sourcing projects, for the use of companies dealing in machine and plant construction. Besides the main focus of quality, the profit optimisation also contains target values relating to costs, efficiency and effectiveness. Particular attention is paid to the optimal selection of components to be sourced, and their best suited supply market regarding the skills and resources of the buying company.
Role of the Research Center
The wbk Institute of Production Science serves as a research center in Karlsruhe. The wbk carries out research and development works, as well as supervises the formation of pilot projects by clients.
Rolle der FQS
The FQS research group behaves as the project executing organisation and acts as one of the biggest associations within the consortium of industrial research groups "Otto von Guericke" e.V. (AiF) on behalf of the Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie (BMWi). The FQS is responsible for the project management.
Project Begin: 01.05.2010