Why Shell Created an ‘Ecosystem’ of Three Suppliers When It Outsourced its IT Infrastructure | Article
Instead of outsourcing its IT infrastructure to just one supplier that takes care of everything, Shell chose to outsource to best-of-breed suppliers. It created an IT ecosystem designed to encourage three suppliers to work together. Read how they made multi-sourcing a success.
A new, more strategic outsourcing model is necessary for speeding time to market yet also limiting the development cost of new products. It requires a different kind of thinking, communicating, and strategizing. Here’s how to leverage this new model for competitive advantage.
Historically, outsourcing relationships were simpler and more straightforward. There were buyers and sellers, and the roles of each were clearly defined.