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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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The culprit threatened staff before making off with a sum of cash.
THIEVES ransacked a North East pub before making off with cash.
Thieves entered the site in South Pier between 4pm on May 11 and 4pm on May 14, and stole the black Demon Tornado diesel powered pressure washer before making off.
Summary: A masked armed man robbed a branch of Bank of Beirut in the Metn town of Dhour Choueir Thursday afternoon, making off with $8,000, a security source told The Daily Star.
POLICE are continuing to hunt a robber who battered a pensioner in her own home before making off with cash and jewellery.
Then they shot dead five guards who were sleeping inside the bank, before making off with the cash, according to LA Times.
SIX masked robbers broke into Marks and Spencer at Warring-ton, making off with cash and a large quantity of gift vouchers.
30am and 7pm, saw the intruders rummage through the house before stealing jewellery and then making off in the vehicle, registration number FL03 XXY.
NEWHALL - Three armed men using walkie-talkies took over a bank Thursday, making off with more than $30,000 and leaving two customers injured, according to authorities.