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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...
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...
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...
Managing the Risks When Outsourcing Offshore
In recent years, increasing numbers of businesses have chosen to outsource their application development overseas for smaller, defined projects, or through a

outsourcing economy  the Risks When Outsourcing Offshore In recent years, increasing numbers of businesses have chosen to outsource their application development overseas for smaller, defined projects, or through a long-term outsourcing partnership model. The main reasons for outsourcing include a desire to increase company productivity and efficiency, while simultaneously lowering operating costs in an increasingly competitive economy. But outsourcing, whether overseas or locally, comes with severe risks. 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...
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

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 Best Practices-A Primer on Outsourcing Governance
The cardinal sin of outsourcing governance is to focus entirely on the mechanics and the price. If you do that, you’ll squander the true potential of the

outsourcing economy  Best Practices-A Primer on Outsourcing Governance Outsourcing Best Practices—A Primer on Outsourcing Governance 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 Outsourcing Best Read More...
Software Solutions: Outsourcing, Applications Software Competitor Analysis Report
The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It

outsourcing economy  Competitor Analysis Report The outsourcing application software knowledge base criteria are appropriate for selecting outsource providers in the area of business software development. It includes all activities performed by outsource providers including software development; software maintenance; software reengineering or rearchitecting; porting software to a new platform; and more. Read More...
Change on the Horizon: How to Prepare for Uncertainty in a Shifting Global Economy
The global economy, fueled by the Internet and other technology, offers a myriad of opportunities to evolve and grow for companies that have the agility and

outsourcing economy  on the Horizon: How to Prepare for Uncertainty in a Shifting Global Economy The global economy, fueled by the Internet and other technology, offers a myriad of opportunities to evolve and grow for companies that have the agility and ingenuity to leverage the uncertainty inherent in ever-changing conditions. But of course there are challenges: you have more competitors, and trends are moving very swiftly. This white paper offers advice to CEOs for navigating risk and reward in today’s unpredictable Read More...
Accelerated Outsourcing
Chief financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain

outsourcing economy  Outsourcing Chief financial officers (CFOs) and procurement directors want to speed up and simplify the outsourcing provider selection process, to reduce costs and gain benefits sooner. Here are key issues you should consider when fast-tracking the process of scoping and negotiating a sourcing transaction. Collaboration and interaction are key to shortening the process while still achieving your end goal. Find out more. 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...
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...
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...
Best Practices: Financial Due Diligence and the Outsourcing of Freight Bill Audit and Payment
There are significant advantages to outsourcing freight bill audit and payment (FBAP), not the least of which is the potential for reduced costs. And while

outsourcing economy  Due Diligence and the Outsourcing of Freight Bill Audit and Payment There are significant advantages to outsourcing freight bill audit and payment (FBAP), not the least of which is the potential for reduced costs. And while nothing can be outsourced without some risk, there are a number of steps that can be taken to ensure a successful relationship and minimize the financial risk to the outsourcer. Know what steps your company can take to ensure you get the most out of outsourcing FBAP. Read More...

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