Common themes ran through the relationships of the Awards winners–whether the buyer was collecting child support payments in Louisiana, performing cardiac surgery in Boston, or supplying cell phone service to rural India. Peter Bendor-Samuel shares the lessons learned.
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OMFN Knew It Selected the Right Supplier When Perot Systems Expertly Handled a Deluge of Volume During Migration | Article
Old Mutual had earned the unhappy moniker: the worst in the industry. It outsourced to become competitive. During the first two migrations, events conspired to triple volume. Read how the two partners learned to work together under the crushing volumes.
No one wants to wait three months to be paid. The Department of Surgery outsourced its bill collection, which cut day in accounts receivable from 94 to 50. But the change wasn’t easy; the two partners had to change how the surgeons operated (their back office.)
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.
Service was so poor with Aon’s first outsourcing supplier that it was losing customers. Then it switched to Alfinanz, which had both IT and industry experience. Now Aon is so successful it is challenging its biggest competitors and winning most tenders!
ACS collects child support payments for the state, which increased scope and added customer care. Soon after that transition, Hurricane Katrina hit. ACS went into overdrive to get child support payments to parents, many of whom had fled the state.
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!