To remain competitive, Norwegian suppliers to the maritime industry need to improve the efficiency of their supply chains and production systems without compromising their products’ high performance. To free capacity for product innovation and reduce their cost of production, companies may transfer parts of their production to strategic suppliers in their supply chains. However, many businesses do not carry out such transfer processes in a systematic manner owing to a lack of models and tools supporting them in the process. In this paper, insights into a case study are presented for two production transfer processes between a Norwegian supplier of advanced maritime monitoring systems and one of its strategic suppliers. A set of preliminary guidelines for carrying out production transfer processes is proposed on the basis of the case study. The paper is the first step toward developing a model for systematic production transfer processes.