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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...
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...
Outsourcing Challenges: Avoid the Pitfalls
Outsourcing can provide management with a powerful tool to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Yet so many outsourcing initiatives fall short

outsourcing economy  , Outsourcing Company , Outsourcing Economy , Outsourcing Examples , Outsourcing Information , Outsourcing Market . Outsourcing – Part of most Business Operations Outsourcing has provided management with a powerful tool in its arsenal to control cost and enhance product and service delivery. Most analyses are quite thorough in outlining the benefits yet too many outsourcing initiatives have fallen short of expectations. It is interesting to muse about why we call something Outsourcing verses Outside Read More...
Application Software Outsourcing: Six Experiences to Consider When Choosing the Best Provider
When there is an outsourcing failure in the application software area, “poor partner performance” is a reason that frequently appears in the post-mortem report.

outsourcing economy  When there is an outsourcing failure in the application software area, “poor partner performance” is a reason that frequently appears in the post-mortem report. But, who is responsible for choosing the outsourcing provider? Instead of blaming the lousy job that you’ve received, it is more helpful to investigate how you have ended up with this incapable partner if you don’t want to fall into the same trap again. You can never be too careful when choosing outsourcing partners and you should look 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

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...
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The Myths and Realities of Product Development and Outsourcing
Recent years have shown a dramatic boom in outsourced product development, and it seems most companies are changing and adapting this practice. However

outsourcing economy  of Product Development and Outsourcing Recent years have shown a dramatic boom in outsourced product development, and it seems most companies are changing and adapting this practice. However, companies should be wary of some of the false promises and myths of outsourcing. Many outsourcing firms, especially product development firms, can be misleading in their promises. Discover the myths and realities of product development outsourcing. Read More...
Outsourcing Management Software Tools: An Executive Point of View
Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues. Indeed, the leading cause of missed expectations in outsourcing is poor

outsourcing economy  of View Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues. Indeed, the leading cause of missed expectations in outsourcing is poor governance—after the deal is signed. For this reason, executives can benefit tremendously from outsourcing management tools, including third party vendors. Where and how do they work? And what is the cost in terms of time and money? 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...
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...
Taking a Reality Check on Today’s Outsourcing Market
Despite rumors to the contrary, IT and business process outsourcing markets are delivering much of their promised value. But when buyers experience problems

outsourcing economy  Reality Check on Today’s Outsourcing Market Despite rumors to the contrary, IT and business process outsourcing markets are delivering much of their promised value. But when buyers experience problems with outsourcing efforts, it’s usually the result of faulty expectations, inadequate resources, or service provider shortcomings. That’s why buyers must focus on avoiding the usual mistakes—by understanding where, how, and when (and when not) to leverage outsourcing. Read More...
Retro-sourcing: A Safety Net for Outsourcing Engagements
Retro-sourcing refers to the processes involved in reversion control for outsource engagements. It allows proper care and protection to be related to a plan of

outsourcing economy  A Safety Net for Outsourcing Engagements Retro-sourcing refers to the processes involved in reversion control for outsource engagements. It allows proper care and protection to be related to a plan of return for development and service delivery. This can help you control unexpected and risk-laded initiatives, particularly in first-time outsourcing engagements. Learn about the six stages of retro-sourcing, and how they can help you make better-informed decisions. Read More...

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