Three factors in today’s global, competitive economy increase the demand for outsourcing: Technological change, Technology management, Business change.
Author: Dr. Wendell Jones
Critics of outsourcing often rest their opinions on assumptions that internal functions should be able to do what outsourcing vendors do if the internal organization applied good management practices and worked smarter and harder. Sometimes this may be true, but in other instances it is not.
Outsourcing relationships have a better chance for success if they have an internal champion who believes in the cause. Find out what you need to know.
This article summarizes some of the key considerations in the next phase. The goals of this phase are to develop a detailed analysis so you can determine the current costs for the function you are planning to outsource, analyze the risks, and prepare an RFP.
An outsourcing evaluation should follow a disciplined, managerial approach from planning through negotiation and implementation, to ongoing management of the relationship.
Question: What skills must be present in the executive team that manages the ongoing outsourcing relationship? Answer: from Wendell Jones, Outsourcing Center Analyst
A New Era for Outsourcing, By Dr. Wendell Jones When the word outsourcing came into common usage 15 or so years ago, this new business practice was usually associated with reducing cost and cutting headcount. Today, companies still look to outsourcing to reduce cost. But the global changes of the last five years have broadened the range of reasons to outsource.