Tag: product development

Crushing the 10 Outsourcing Myths

Crushing the 10 Outsourcing Myths

Outsourcing continues to be a huge and multi-dimensional industry all by itself. In India alone, over 2.8M people work in outsourcing providing services to the US and western countries, and over 9M additional people are employed as a direct result of the outsourcing industry. Given the size and scale, it’s often hard to see the […]

The Evolving Product Sourcing Value Chain in China – Part 2 | Article

The Evolving Product Sourcing Value Chain in China – Part 2 | Article

The entire value chain for consumer products sourced or manufactured in Asia has become increasingly interconnected and mutually reliant—ownership of physical manufacturing assets and intellectual property rights has become more ambiguous and contentious. With ambiguity over ownership and rights to manufacturing assets, customers lose the key leverage of mobility. While brand companies were able to […]

The Evolving Product Sourcing Value Chain in China — Part 1

The Evolving Product Sourcing Value Chain in China — Part 1

The product supply chain from China is not what it used to be. Over the past 20 years, Chinese consumer-product manufacturers have become increasingly sophisticated and capable of taking on more “value-adding” tasks or segments of the product creation supply chain and have moved from mere manufacturers to multi-functional suppliers. In doing so, they have […]

Offshore Manufacturing Proves a Boon for Small Business | Article

Offshore Manufacturing Proves a Boon for Small Business | Article

One of the toughest problems people in small businesses face in getting a product to market is finding a manufacturer that will run small batches. Ashe Archery overcame this problem by outsourcing its design and manufacturing to Metrotech, a Chinese provider that produces small runs as needed at a substantially lower cost per piece than domestic manufacturers.

Third Time’s a Charm for Family Dollar’s IT and Data Management Outsourcing | Article

Third Time’s a Charm for Family Dollar’s IT and Data Management Outsourcing | Article

Stiff competition from Wal-Mart placed the onus on Family Dollar to overhaul its IT, database, and application management processes if it were to continue growing. It made a couple of furtive attempts before finding the right outsourcing provider. Here is its story about shopping for the right supplier.

Outsourced Manufacturing Alliance | Article

Outsourced Manufacturing Alliance | Article

Using outsourcing as a strategic tool for competitive advantage goals yields the highest ROI when the buyer selects a truly collaborative service provider. Imagine the strategic results your organization could achieve working hand-in-hand with an outsourcing partner like this pharamaceutical company selected.