Monthly Archives: August, 2000

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Seamless International Outsourcing | Article

The buyer and the supplier are just five hours apart by car. But from a business standpoint, they couldn’t be farther apart. The customer’s management grew up in capitalist western Europe. The suppliers’ formative years were spent in Communist eastern Europe. How do you fashion an outsourcing relationship that works?

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Should You Do What You’re Doing? | Article

Road guards are people who try to keep you from making changes. Some have root rot because they have been in place so long. But I like to change and improve things! states Jim Jones, head of reengineering at Warner Robins Air Logistics Center (ALC). The Center’s personnel currently are working on 12 improvement projects, one of which is activities-based costing (ABC)…

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Is Outsourcing Research Relevant? | Article

A deluge of research studies on nearly every aspect of outsourcing has been conducted during the past decade, ever since it gained recognition as a strategic business tool to gain competitive advantage and became one of the top ten issues for survival in the 1990s. You’ve no doubt read many of them.