East versus West

27 November 2008

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By Delwyn Cummack

In this issue's supplement debate, Alec Pettigrew and Robin Jackson discuss whether low-cost country sourcing (LCCS) is the cheapest option.

Pettigrew, managing director of Asian Sourcing Link, argues: "The benefits of LCCS are two-fold - not only are the costs of the products lower, but it also allows the company to get more for its money."

On the other hand - Jackson, CEO of ADR International, contends: "Sourcing from Western countries is not only likely to be less risky and offer a potentially closer relationship with the supplier and more chance of innovation - it may also be cheaper." 

What do you think?
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