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Outsourcing Supply Chain Planning Processes
Supply chain planning tools deliver potentially tremendous savings when well implemented, and wreak havoc when they fail. A company considering an outsourcing

outsourcing magazine  be reengineered or outsourced. Outsourcing may be appropriate when there is limited opportunity for differentiation and competitive advantage. Common examples include shipping and logistics. A number of third-party logistics providers exist who can provide a level of service and economy of scale that would not be possible for many individual companies. Strategic processes that typically provide greater opportunities for differentiation include forecasting, master scheduling, production scheduling, and

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Recent years have shown a dramatic boom in outsourced product development, and it seems most companies are changing and adapting this practice. However, companies should be wary of some of the false promises and myths of outsourcing. Many outsourcing firms, especially product development firms, can be misleading in their promises. Discover the myths and realities of product development outsourcing.

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The challenges of doing business in today’s economic climate are the same for mid-market companies as they are for larger corporations. The mid-market, however, has typically addressed those challenges differently and has not employed alternative service delivery models. But more and more mid-market firms are discovering that information technology outsourcing (ITO) can have a positive impact on growth. Find out why.

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