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the decision by a firm on whether to make a component or product itself or to buy it from an external supplier (see OUTSOURCING). The decision will depend upon the combined production costs and TRANSACTION COSTS of the alternatives. Sometimes a firm may adopt mixes of the two policies, producing some quantity of the product itself and buying the remainder, depending upon the relative costs of the sources and security of supply considerations. See TRANSACTION for a more detailed discussion. See INTERNALIZATION, VERTICAL INTEGRATION.
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00, and their defensive efficiency ratio of making outs on 73 percent of the balls put into play against them was by far the best in the majors.
Not only were we making outs, we were making outs in a hurry," Horton said.
When we were struggling offensively, too many guys were trying to do too much and we were making outs on pitcher's pitches.