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Apr 01, 2016    3

NEW YORK: The international outsourcing community is in disarray following last night’s shock announcement by the UN Security Council that all outsourcing and offshoring activity has been criminalised “with immediate effect”. “I can’t believe it,” lamented the anonymous CEO of a major multinational service provider. “Decades of constant, overwhelming, economy-rejuvenating success – give or take a few multibillion-dollar failures – and they do this to us. Talk about a kick in the nuts.” “...

Mar 30, 2016    0

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ju2cWGvmLJI   'Advice For The Offshoring And Outsourcing Young At Heart' by Fear of Gears[1] Advice for the outsourcing young at heart Soon we will be older How are we going to make it work?[2] Too many vendors living in a secret world While they play movers and shakers, We play digital in a whirl.[3] How are we going to make it work?[4] I could be happy; I could...

Mar 24, 2016    0

We know that digital processes create leaner, more agile operations, not to mention financial and time savings. So why are so many businesses still unable to part with the millions of pieces of paper which are printed across the globe each year, despite the fact that the majority of this paper will be used once, then thrown or filed away? The latest findings from Xerox’s...

Mar 24, 2016    1

As enterprises make significant investments in their sourcing and procurement function, they rightfully expect a solid return on that investment. One of the more significant value creation elements of a sourcing and procurement function is the team and process that focuses on strategic sourcing. The Institute for Supply Management defines strategic sourcing as “an organised and...

Mar 24, 2016    0

Over the last month, British businesses have been bombarded with other people’s opinions. In the outsourcing industry, this is quite normal: everyone and their dog has a strong opinion on how outsourcing companies should and shouldn’t operate. But this time, we’re being told that our businesses are on the line because of a vote. I’ve worked with outsourcing companies worldwide, and if there’s one thing I know about their culture it’s that they are very comfortable with change. And they don’...

Mar 18, 2016    0

With the EU referendum just a few months away, David Cameron and his pro-EU peers need to do everything they can to remind businesses of the outsourcing and trade benefits that come with remaining in Europe. However, a recent YouGov survey conducted by QuoteSearcher has shown that current efforts to encourage SMEs to export their products and/or services may not be as successful as hoped. In fact, 69% of...

Mar 14, 2016    0

The days of paying supply chain outsourcers by number of FTEs are on their way out. In that purely cost-based model, the OEM’s interests - keeping hours low to contain costs - are inherently pitted against their managed service provider’s - putting more FTEs on a project to maximise revenue. Instead, OEMs are now exploring outcome-based models, where sellers become partners who share the risks and rewards of achieving their goals. But while many businesses are rightly excited about this...

Mar 11, 2016    0

It’s the first thing millennials see in the morning, the last thing they look at before going to bed, and their constant companion throughout the day. It’s their phone. The younger generation's dependency on mobile is driven by the considerable role technology plays in our everyday lives. With the touch of a button, these young men and women can do anything from ordering a car or depositing a check to sharing photos, videos and stories with friends and the public at large. Combine this with...

Feb 26, 2016    0

You’ve all been told that to create value in your negotiations and get the “best” deal for your organization you need to expand the pie, not just haggle over the limited and fixed number of pie pieces. But no one has really demonstrated pie expansion - value - for commercial contracts - until now. In this article, we will describe how the traditional Zone of Potential Agreement (ZOPA) takes on a greater significance when negotiating a multifaceted agreement. We will also show you one...

Feb 19, 2016    0

Over the past 40 years something extraordinary has been happening in organisations. The staff and management who populate them have been getting progressively smarter, at least when measured by their education, ongoing training and number of books read. Paradoxically, the organisations themselves seemed to have become dumber. What is the nature of this organisational dumbing-down, you ask? Well, it takes the form of basic governance processes that seem to have virtually vanished. Basic...

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