Our study of the relationships nominated for Outsourcing Excellence Awards in 2008 reveals important findings regarding the impact of service provider selection criteria on the ease and challenges during the transition phase or IT implementation. The study clearly reveals some buyers’ strategies cause the opposite of the intended outcome.
Not all logistics services are the same. Many do not pick up loose items and lack the capability to create specialized crating for hi-tech equipment and other costly items delivered worldwide. Here’s what two companies found when they went searching for the best deal in logistics services for their products.
What a year! Wipro set up shop in the United States. This year’s subprime mortgage mess will actually help outsourcing next year. And non-traditional suppliers won some big outsourcing deals. Here’s what it all means and a guess at how these events might impact the industry in the next 12 months.
Knowledge Process Outsourcing may become the fastest-expanding outsourcing initiative in the next 12 months, especially across Europe. Here’s what you need to know about KPO trends, the value proposition, and how to select a KPO service provider.
Five years ago, India was synonymous with IT offshoring. Today, two areas are seriously challenging India’s supremacy: China (position No. 2) and Russia (No.3). Read about the benefits of working with Russian suppliers like EPAM.
Bharti Airtel is a fast-growing Indian telco. It felt labor costs in India were too expensive. It wanted to solve customer care issues at the machine. So it offshored its solution–to North America. The Indian company selected Nortel for its call center technology. Together they changed the behavior of a nation.
This was one of the first North American offshoring relationships. Nortel outsourced to India in 1991 because it couldn’t find enough employees with the specialized knowledge it needed. At same time, Wipro wanted to expand beyond India. The timing was right for both partners to attempt something new. What’s remarkable: both partners are still happy after 16 years!
Third-Generation Outsourced Travel Management Services Use Online Marketplaces to Include Other Travel Expenses | Article
Travel management companies (TMC) were the first generation of outsourced travel services to book flights, hotels, and rental cars. But what about restaurants or limos? Rearden Commerce, an online marketplace with interfaces to 135,000 merchants, outsources its network to TMCs and corporations.
The outsourcing industry is changing, and there are some new risks. This article is full of tips for mitigating risks in six elements of outsourcing.
Offshore outsourcing is changing dramatically. Read about the changes and their implications for buyers and providers of outsourced services.