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Outsourcing-The Pros and Cons
Outsourcing’s in the news these days, what with the US presidential election and all, but it’s usually covered from an “is it good for us” angle—where “us” is

outsourcing pros and cons  let A.B. Maynard, TEC’s outsourcing analyst, speak for the rest of this post—the excerpt below is from his article Outsourcing 101 - A Primer , and I thought it was an excellent overview of the factors you should consider before making a decision . Why Do It? There are a number of reasons that drive companies to outsource some or many of the work activities. The list of reasons include Lower costs (or lower total costs). Sometimes achieved through lower wages costs, but also through economies of Read More
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Business process outsourcing (BPO) services manage critical front- and back-office processes that can include human resources and accounting as well as customer-related services such as contact cen...
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Outsourcing 101 - A Primer Part Two: Outsourcing Categories
Outsourcing is a very diverse market, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. This part examines the

outsourcing pros and cons  history of outsourcing, described outsourcing pros and cons, and introduced offshoring concepts. This part defines and describes common types of outsourcing. Part Three will recap outsourcing approaches and categories, describe recommendations for firms looking to outsource and describe recommendations for outsourcing providers. Application Software Outsourcing During the past 30 years, software has automated and simplified many work-processes, which has resulted in increased worker productivity and Read More
Lean as a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges
The recent trend of manufacturing companies in outsourcing their production tasks to other parts of the world has certainly been effective in reducing

outsourcing pros and cons  a Response to Global Outsourcing Challenges The last few decades have witnessed dramatic changes in the manufacturing and global logistics landscape. Organizations in the highly developed and diversified manufacturing industry have shifted into a service-oriented industry, with product manufacturing becoming almost a rarity (with the exception of food processing companies, defense-oriented companies, car parts manufacturers, and a few others). Facing increasing intensity from global competition, most Read More
Who Benefits from Outsourcing?
While simple on the surface, the decision to outsource is a major strategic undertaking. Besides weighing cost reduction against the consequences of reduced

outsourcing pros and cons  for managing successful deals. Outsourcing and Offshoring: Good for Politics? A simple search of the Web produces endless reports on the pros and cons of both outsourcing and offshoring. However, there is one important issue that most articles, White Papers and even academic studies neglect: how outsourcing and offshoring affects political relations. What happens when one country sources processes and jobs out to another? In 1750 the economic philosopher baron de Montesquieu wrote in his L'Esprit des Read More
Outsourcing 101 - A Primer
Outsourcing is a very diverse topic, and there are many different outsourcing options and outsourcing service providers to choose from. Companies are telling

outsourcing pros and cons  history of outsourcing, describe outsourcing pros and cons, and introduce offshoring concepts. Part Two will define and describe common types of outsourcing. Part Three will recap outsourcing approaches and categories, describe recommendations for firms looking to outsource and describe recommendations for outsourcing providers. An Outsourcing Anecdote A CEO sits in his office one day, and begins to wonder about his company . . . His number one competitor sells its products and services for lower prices Read More
University of Canberra Achieves a Step Change With Offshore Outsourcing
This case study showcases the University of Canberra’s (UC) successful outsourcing story amidst an increasingly competitive education industry in Australia. A

outsourcing pros and cons  Step Change With Offshore Outsourcing This case study showcases the University of Canberra’s (UC) successful outsourcing story amidst an increasingly competitive education industry in Australia. A broad coverage and decentralized approach to administrative support, coupled with lowering student demand and increasing budget deficit contributed to UC’s diminishing performance and margins. In order to rebuild its competitiveness, increase profitability and refocus on their core functions, UC decided to Read More
Outsourcing, IT Infrastructure Software Evaluation Report
The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Software Evaluation Report focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information

outsourcing pros and cons  Report The IT Infrastructure Outsourcing Software Evaluation Report focuses on the selection of companies who provide outsource services in the areas of information technology (IT) infrastructure. The typical types of activities that these providers perform include data center operations; network operations; backup/recovery services, data storage management services; system administration services; end user support of desktop PCs, laptops, and handheld devices; web site, or application hosting, etc. Read More
The Benefits of Call Center Outsourcing
An increasing number of companies are turning to business process outsourcing (BPO) because of the many advantages it provides. In 2002, the outsourced call

outsourcing pros and cons  Benefits of Call Center Outsourcing An increasing number of companies are turning to business process outsourcing (BPO) because of the many advantages it provides. In 2002, the outsourced call center industry reached $22 billion (USD) and is projected to increase to $25.7 billion (USD) over the next two years to serve the growing demand. For outsourcing to be a success, companies need an overall strategy. After that, it boils down to one question: where? Read More
Outsourcing Security Part 2: Measuring the Cost
Evaluating the cost of outsourcing can be challenging because most organizations cannot fully estimate the financial impact of such a decision.

outsourcing pros and cons  organizations of all sizes, outsourcing security is becoming an increasingly attractive method for maintaining a strong security posture. In fact, outsourced security is the fastest growing segment of the information security services market, according to a recent Gartner Dataquest study. Often, the decision to outsource security is based on cost: Can the company effectively outsource or co-source security management functions while still realizing a good return on investment? The following is part two Read More
Outsourcing Management Software Tools: An Executive Point of View
Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues. Indeed, the leading cause of missed expectations in outsourcing is poor

outsourcing pros and cons  of View Large-scale, complex outsourcing deals have produced equally complex management issues. Indeed, the leading cause of missed expectations in outsourcing is poor governance—after the deal is signed. For this reason, executives can benefit tremendously from outsourcing management tools, including third party vendors. Where and how do they work? And what is the cost in terms of time and money? Read More
Managing Risks Associated with Outsourcing
Strategic cost reduction has been a focus area for financial institutions (FIs), with outsourcing emerging as a very attractive option lately. But outsourcing

outsourcing pros and cons  Risks Associated with Outsourcing Strategic cost reduction has been a focus area for financial institutions (FIs), with outsourcing emerging as a very attractive option lately. But outsourcing is fraught with risks. This article examines risks associated with outsourcing and offers perspectives on managing these risks. Read More
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 pros and cons  of offshore business process outsourcing (BPO) and application development and maintenance (AD/M) providers, have convinced many companies to outsource their business process and software development activities (see Outsourcing 101—A Primer ). For a company considering an outsourcing strategy for their supply chain planning (SCP) processes, there are some unique aspects that should be addressed, since both BPO and AD/M may come into play. First, the quality and performance of SCP solutions are critical Read More
Outsourcing as a Revenue Enabler
The scope of business process outsourcing (BPO) has moved beyond back-office functions. Outsourcing is increasingly being seen as a partnering tool for the

outsourcing pros and cons  scope of business process outsourcing (BPO) has moved beyond back-office functions. Outsourcing is increasingly being seen as a partnering tool for the generation of revenue and not just cost savings. In this white paper, Manish Dugar, Senior Vice President, Wipro BPO, talks to Outsourcing Center about how BPOs can transform themselves into revenue enablers and help organizations do business better. Read More
Manufacturing Outsourcing: 7 Common Pitfalls to Avoid
For years, outsourcing has been a way of life for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as they regularly offload certain activities to contract

outsourcing pros and cons  to Avoid For years, outsourcing has been a way of life for many original equipment manufacturers (OEMs), as they regularly offload certain activities to contract manufacturers (CMs). But despite the significant benefits that outsourcing provides, there are also risks and challenges involved that OEMs must consider. Learn about the seven common pitfalls to avoid, and how they can impact your manufacturing outsourcing success. Read More
Choosing the Right Call Center Outsourcing Partner: Canada Builds a Strong Case
As pressure increases to reduce costs and improve customer service, many companies are outsourcing outside the US. Although India and Malaysia are the least

outsourcing pros and cons  the Right Call Center Outsourcing Partner: Canada Builds a Strong Case As pressure increases to reduce costs and improve customer service, many companies are outsourcing outside the US. Although India and Malaysia are the least expensive options, companies that want to build strong long-term partnerships with a call center—while taking quality, political climate, and cost into consideration—should look north of the border. Canada builds a solid case for any company’s outsourcing dollars. Read More

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