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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 the American people or the national economy. But how about you? Is it good for your organization? I’m interested in your current perspective on outsourcing—please let me know what you think by responding to the poll at the

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

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 various models. The best way to make a comparison in a thoughtful and effective manner is to develop individual specifications matching buyer needs with service provider strengths in order to make an enduring match. Find out how.

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

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 control, companies must also consider various economic effects, political consequences, and even cultural limitations. Discover the economic and political implications of outsourcing and offshoring, and learn techniques for managing successful deals.

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

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 strategy for their supply chain planning processes should first address some key aspects of these tools.

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 production costs and increasing profit margins, but at the cost of complex supply chains and inability to quickly respond to new requests or demand changes. Learn how lean production can address global outsourcing challenges and help your company realize strategic growth.

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

Want to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse!


When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy.” However, before the economy took a turn for the worse, they talked about low profit margins, high inventory levels with low turns, and an erosion of their profitability because of their warehouses. I am often forced to ask, “Is the economy

outsourcing economy  to Know How to Survive in a Down Economy? Then Look in Your Warehouse! When I speak with distribution executives nowadays, they all say the same thing: “We are struggling to keep our heads above water because of the economy.” However, before the economy took a turn for the worse, they talked about low profit margins, high inventory levels with low turns, and an erosion of their profitability because of their warehouses. I am often forced to ask, “Is the economy really that bad? Or, is your Read More

The Impact of Technology on Cost in Business Process Outsourcing


Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers.

outsourcing economy  Cost in Business Process Outsourcing Many different factors contribute to the cost of a business process outsourcing (BPO) engagement. Among them, IT, especially software, is a key cost determinant that is often underestimated. A diligent assessment of BPO needs to address several cost components that are not included in the provider’s total contract value (TCV)—components which are often overlooked by buyers. Read More

Outsourcing, Applications Software


This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, integration between applications, mainframe applications, desktop applications, wireless applications, software packages, and games.

outsourcing economy  Applications Software This RFP is focused on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of application software. The typical types of activities that these outsource providers perform include software development; software maintenance; software reengineering/rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; defect correction and bug fixing; and software testing; etc. Application areas could include core applications, enterprise applications, web applications, Read More

Sarbanes-Oxley and Its Impact on IT Outsourcing


The rules have changed for IT outsourcing companies and their clients. The US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) casts a giant shadow over every person and organization that comes in contact with a company’s financial records and reports. We’ll look at ways in which outsourcing companies can take proactive measures to meet both the spirit and letter of compliance guidelines through audits and adherence to industry best practices.

outsourcing economy  Its Impact on IT Outsourcing The rules have changed for IT outsourcing companies and their clients. The US Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX) casts a giant shadow over every person and organization that comes in contact with a company’s financial records and reports. We’ll look at ways in which outsourcing companies can take proactive measures to meet both the spirit and letter of compliance guidelines through audits and adherence to industry best practices. Read More

How to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy


Daniel Burrus examines how using technology can not only help organizations lower costs and become more efficient, but also redefine today’s economy. Learn the ways you can redefine your business and stay profitable.

outsourcing economy  to Use Technology to Redefine Today’s Economy Today we’re in an era of technology-driven transformation. That means you can attain higher profits when you use technology to redefine your products, your services, and/or how the industry in general works. Unfortunately, most companies are using technology only one way—to lower costs and become more efficient. They view technology as a way to “do more with less,” “streamline the workflow,” and “trim expenses.” Sound familiar? While this Read More

Thinking of Outsourcing Your Entire Recruitment Process? Here's What You Need to Know


As organizations get larger and expand into new markets and territories they may find it more difficult to meet their talent management needs. Outsourcing is one option, but is your organization ready to hand over its entire recruitment process to an RPO provider? TEC analyst Sherry Fox looks at some factors to consider when working with an RPO and what your company can do to reap the benefits of recruitment outsourcing.

outsourcing economy  of Outsourcing Your Entire Recruitment Process? Here''s What You Need to Know In the past, hearing the word outsourcing would conjure up images of some customer service representative sitting in a call center on the other side of the world, with a limited knowledge of my company and/or product (and perhaps of the English language) attempting to help me solve my problem. After a few minutes of friendly banter, I would hang up the phone and be no further ahead in my quest than when I first made my Read More

Choosing the Right Call Center Outsourcing Partner: Canada Builds a Strong Case


As pressure increases to reduce costs and improve customer service, many companies are outsourcing outside the US. Although India and Malaysia are the least expensive options, companies that want to build strong long-term partnerships with a call center—while taking quality, political climate, and cost into consideration—should look north of the border. Canada builds a solid case for any company’s outsourcing dollars.

outsourcing economy  the Right Call Center Outsourcing Partner: Canada Builds a Strong Case As pressure increases to reduce costs and improve customer service, many companies are outsourcing outside the US. Although India and Malaysia are the least expensive options, companies that want to build strong long-term partnerships with a call center—while taking quality, political climate, and cost into consideration—should look north of the border. Canada builds a solid case for any company’s outsourcing dollars. Read More

An Indian’s view on the Chindian software outsourcing condition


I was positively staggered to read the article “Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China?” Perhaps my opinions are underlined with a bias of the South Indian (you’ll find Bangalore in those parts) variety, a fierce one at that too (which is why I have long abstained from writing the article “Why Indian outsourcing is the next best thing to sliced bread”). Nevertheless, I

outsourcing economy  on the Chindian software outsourcing condition I was positively staggered to read the article “ Should North Americans Send More Software Development Work to China? ” Perhaps my opinions are underlined with a bias of the South Indian (you’ll find Bangalore in those parts) variety, a fierce one at that too (which is why I have long abstained from writing the article “Why Indian outsourcing is the next best thing to sliced bread”). Nevertheless, I maintain that the article does not present an Read More

How to Ensure IT Outsourcing Value in the Public Sector


In the public sector, where it’s often more about process than the business case, recompeting a current outsourcing relationship doesn’t always make the most sense for ensuring continued value. Due to the cost and time investment in the recompete process, it can often cause more problems than solutions. In many cases, outsourcing agreements simply need to be updated to meet changing business requirements. Find out how.

outsourcing economy  to Ensure IT Outsourcing Value in the Public Sector In the public sector, where it’s often more about process than the business case, recompeting a current outsourcing relationship doesn’t always make the most sense for ensuring continued value. Due to the cost and time investment in the recompete process, it can often cause more problems than solutions. In many cases, outsourcing agreements simply need to be updated to meet changing business requirements. Find out how. Read More

Outsourcing for SMBs without Compromising your Sanity


Small and medium businesses (SMBs) often don’t know how to engage and manage outsourcing initiatives. Both outsourcing provider and seeker should together address several questions when starting a project to outsource business or technology processes. What’s the cost benefit? What are the risks involved? Find out the customer and the vendor perspectives, and how to achieve cost savings and service-level improvements.

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