Procurement

ASPs Face a Changing Market | Article

ASPs Face a Changing Market | Article

A young industry — long accustomed to evolving — will continue to experience Darwinism. One new wrinkle: buyers are now asking their software vendors to host their own products.

What You Need to Know About IT Outsourcing Trends for 2003 | Article

What You Need to Know About IT Outsourcing Trends for 2003 | Article

Five trends are reshaping ITO. Hot new markets and business transformation outsourcing are two of the major trends altering the landscape.

Giving the Processes and the Provider Their Due | White Paper

Giving the Processes and the Provider Their Due | White Paper

This paper describes crucial issues and pitfalls within the procurement process and discusses the need for an integrated solution. It explains the benefits of Procurement BPO – the optimal, strategic solution – to this critical business area.

Outsourcing Labor Procurement | Article

Outsourcing Labor Procurement | Article

Design your strategy carefully. Source outside the box. Pete Quigney of EDS shares his thoughts on a successful labor procurement.

Florida Makes a Key Move: Outsourcing HR | Article

Florida Makes a Key Move: Outsourcing HR | Article

Governor Jeb Bush wanted some forward-thinking ideas implemented in the state’s personnel office that the old technology couldn’t handle. After studying the private sector, America’s fourth largest state outsourced its HR to Convergys.

Manufacturing Ties that Bind | Article

Manufacturing Ties that Bind | Article

Three manufacturing companies nominated for this year’s Outsourcing Awards used outsourcing to update their IT, improve procurement and enter eCommerce in addition to cutting costs.

Outsourcing Provides A New Suit For Old Hat | Article

Outsourcing Provides A New Suit For Old Hat | Article

Even though Quicksilver, a fashion retailer, was keeping up with the latest hemlines, its was still using a manual system for inventory control dating back to the Nehru suit. Outsourcing to KWI brought the retailer up to date.

ASP and ERP: A Great Fit | Article

ASP and ERP: A Great Fit | Article

Having doubled its size in one year, Rural Cellular Corporation found it had outgrown its human resources and financial services applications. Outsourcing its hosting and applications to an ASP solved the problem.

Embracing Lean Manufacturing by Outsourcing Third-Party Logistics | Article

Embracing Lean Manufacturing by Outsourcing Third-Party Logistics | Article

In support of lean manufacturing principles, GM decided to outsource to a third-party logistics supplier. The results were even beyond expectationss.

Doctors Make House Calls Through Outsourcing | Article

Doctors Make House Calls Through Outsourcing | Article

Getting access to medical records any time, any place can become a matter of life or death for doctors. A Michigan hospital finds the Rx is to outsource its Virtual Private Network.

Everdream Wins Gold Medal from Special Olympics | Article

Everdream Wins Gold Medal from Special Olympics | Article

The Special Olympics of Texas stages 200 events a year. It needed a 24/7 Internet presence to communicate with its 27,000 participants. Everdream made that a reality.

In the Eye of the Storm: Creating Flexibility for Outsourcing Turbulence | Article

In the Eye of the Storm: Creating Flexibility for Outsourcing Turbulence | Article

A number of international visitors have gone to Australia to observe the unique management approach that has produced can-do attitudes in the midst of challenges in this unusually successful relationship.

Dialysis Analysis: Medical Manufacturer Outsourced Custom Parts | Article

Dialysis Analysis: Medical Manufacturer Outsourced Custom Parts | Article

A medical parts firm had trouble locating suppliers for its custom parts. It got to the heart of the procurement process by hiring an outsourcing expert.

Meet a New BPO Supplier: Compaq | Article

Meet a New BPO Supplier: Compaq | Article

IT suppliers are entering the BPO world. Compaq has created an unusual offering melding the two.

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Outsourcing Negotiations | Article

How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love Outsourcing Negotiations | Article

Ask anyone how long it takes to negotiate an outsourcing deal, and the answer will likely be the same: much too long. In fact, some would say, the outsourcing will take at least as long to negotiate as you have time available to negotiate, and probably longer.

Reverse Auctions Improve Quality, Price and Delivery of Custom Goods | Article

Reverse Auctions Improve Quality, Price and Delivery of Custom Goods | Article

Like many manufacturers in America, BOCE is in the midst of a major slowdown, according to Tom Connelly, North American supply manager for the Wilmington, Massachusetts, company. Demand in the semi-conductor industry for its vacuum pumps, turbo molecular pumps and temperature control units is down.