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Outsourcing-The Pros and Cons
Outsourcing’s in the news these days, what with the US presidential election and all, but it’s usually covered from an “is it good for us” angle—where “us” is

outsourcing economy  let A.B. Maynard, TEC’s outsourcing analyst, speak for the rest of this post—the excerpt below is from his article Outsourcing 101 - A Primer , and I thought it was an excellent overview of the factors you should consider before making a decision . Why Do It? There are a number of reasons that drive companies to outsource some or many of the work activities. The list of reasons include Lower costs (or lower total costs). Sometimes achieved through lower wages costs, but also through economies of Read More
Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

outsourcing economy  be reengineered or outsourced. Outsourcing may be appropriate when there is limited opportunity for differentiation and competitive advantage. Common examples include shipping and logistics. A number of third-party logistics providers exist who can provide a level of service and economy of scale that would not be possible for many individual companies. Strategic processes that typically provide greater opportunities for differentiation include forecasting, master scheduling, production scheduling, and Read More
Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges
The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing

outsourcing economy  a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges The last few decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the manufacturing and global logistics landscape. Organizations in the highly developed and diversified manufacturing industry have shifted into a service-oriented industry, with product manufacturing becoming almost a rarity (with the exception of food processing companies, defense-oriented companies, car parts manufacturers, and a few others). Facing increasing intensity from global competition, most Read More
Who Benefits from Outsourcing?
While simple on the surface, the decision to outsource is a major strategic undertaking. Besides weighing cost reduction against the consequences of reduced

outsourcing economy  are a result of outsourcing and offshoring? Unfortunately, there are no solid numbers or benchmarks to quantify how many jobs have and continue to be sourced between countries. Because jobs are not counted one by one, like goods headed for a specific destination, no one knows with certainty, so assumptions are made. For example, a much-cited report from Forrester Research projected that 3.3 million jobs would be outsourced from 2000 through 2015, or about 220,000 a year3. A more recent study by the Read More
Forget Speeds and Feeds-ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-market
If you base your selection of an outsourcing partner on a service provider’s strengths, it can be difficult to make an apples-to-apples comparison among the

outsourcing economy  Speeds and Feeds-ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-market Forget Speeds and Feeds-ERP Outsourcing for the Mid-market If you receive errors when attempting to view this white paper, please install the latest version of Adobe Reader. Outsourcing ERP and other IT services has become a common practice for many businesses. With OneNeck, each customer solution is uniquely designed to boost the performance of existing IT systems while minimizing costs. Source : OneNeck Resources Related to Forget Speeds and Read More
Managing Risks Associated with Outsourcing
Strategic cost reduction has been a focus area for financial institutions (FIs), with outsourcing emerging as a very attractive option lately. But outsourcing

outsourcing economy  Risks Associated with Outsourcing Strategic cost reduction has been a focus area for financial institutions (FIs), with outsourcing emerging as a very attractive option lately. But outsourcing is fraught with risks. This article examines risks associated with outsourcing and offers perspectives on managing these risks. Read More
Outsourcing with Confidence. Improving Communication, Visibility, and Quality Control
Outsourcing of software development work requires careful considerations and practices to alleviate the potential challenges involved. This white paper

outsourcing economy  Visibility, and Quality Control Outsourcing of software development work requires careful considerations and practices to alleviate the potential challenges involved. This white paper summarizes the challenges and describes Code Rocket: a software visualization and documentation system that offers assistance for supporting recommended best practices for outsourcing. Read More
Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid
For years, outsourcing has been a way of life for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as they regularly offload certain activities to contract

outsourcing economy  to Avoid For years, outsourcing has been a way of life for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as they regularly offload certain activities to contract manufacturers (CMs). But despite the significant benefits that outsourcing provides, there are also risks and challenges involved that OEMs must consider. Learn about the seven common pitfalls to avoid, and how they can impact your manufacturing outsourcing success. Read More
Enterprise Software Product Outsourcing: A Fresh Perspective for Mid-market Vendors
Creating outsourcing centers is a viable option for companies under pressure to develop quality products with tight time and budget restraints. Mid-market

outsourcing economy  outsourcing, and business process outsourcing has been big buzzwords for the past five years, and everyone seems to want to get on the outsourcing bandwagon . Some large vendors have even gone ahead to set up their own development centers in outsourcing countries such as India and Russia. But what about mid-sized vendors that currently develop their enterprise-level software products in US or other high cost countries and want to outsource their product development? They have limited resources and Read More
Supply Chain Economy
The US Labor Department reported an increase in jobs in June and July ... but the manufacturing industry cut jobs for a third month in a row. We are moving

outsourcing economy  Chain Economy Introduction Energy prices ... the Fed raising interest rates ... loss of manufacturing jobs ... addition of service jobs ... China ... changing demographics, etc.—these all play into the supply chain economic model. We decided to have speakers at our annual event that could discuss these issues and put them in context. But last week the Bureau of Labor Statistics published their August numbers and we thought we should write something for this week''s magazine. Job count is up—but Read More
Procurement Outsourcing: 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know
Procurement Outsourcing: The 10 Things Companies Really Want to Know draws upon recent discussions with dozens of companies that are exploring outsourcing

outsourcing economy  companies that are exploring outsourcing services. Jason Gilroy and colleagues draw upon their years of procurement expertise to provide answers to common questions surrounding the outsourcing of procurement services. Read More
10 Key Considerations When Outsourcing QA and Testing Services
With the increase in global IT outsourcing agreements, many companies are looking at outsourcing quality assurance (QA) and testing to ensure high-quality

outsourcing economy  Key Considerations When Outsourcing QA and Testing Services With the increase in global IT outsourcing agreements, many companies are looking at outsourcing quality assurance (QA) and testing to ensure high-quality deliverables and gain competitive advantages. These companies need to select an outsourcing partner that has local and offshore test centers—and a strong on-site consultancy presence. Find out about these and other issues that will help you in the short and long term. Read More
Dedicated Offshore Outsourcing
IXION provides the following dedicated offshore outsourcing services. Offshore software development: IXION will manage all aspects of the project and

outsourcing economy  Offshore Outsourcing IXION provides the following dedicated offshore outsourcing services. Offshore software development: IXION will manage all aspects of the project and provide a fixed bid to deliver the application using its current resources. IT staff augmentation: IXION will hire and staff a dedicated offshore team exclusively for your organization; you manage the software development life cycle via direct contact with an exclusive offshore project manager and access to a dedicated onshore Read More
The Future of Product Engineering Outsourcing (PEO)
A recent study found that outsourced engineering services are expected to increase to $1.1 trillion by the end of 2020. This is a dramatic increase compared to

outsourcing economy  Future of Product Engineering Outsourcing (PEO) A recent study found that outsourced engineering services are expected to increase to $1.1 trillion by the end of 2020. This is a dramatic increase compared to the $750 billion in services by the year 2004. Further, the study showed that significant increases are expected in automotive, aerospace, utilities, and telecommunications. Find out what’s driving these trends and how they affect your company. Read More
Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report
The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Software Evaluation Report focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information

outsourcing economy  IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report TEC''s Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report allows you to compare and analyze the features, functions, and services of multiple enterprise software solutions. Vendor responses are comprehensively rated on their level of support of for each criterion (supported, not supported, customization, future releases, etc.) to ensure you make and accurate and informed decision. This Software Evaluation Report provides extensive information Read More

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