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Time to talk Talks

February 25, 2016 |

I always find it gratifying when a dormant project is resurrected: it means that effort already exerted (perhaps a while beforehand) has not after all been wasted, and that what seemed a good idea at the time continues to seem … Read More

Supply chain transparency: is your business ready?

February 18, 2016 | 1

From April this year, companies operating in the UK will need to get their supply chains (which includes overseas outsourcing arrangements) in order to meet new reporting requirement in the UK.

The new Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the MSA) represents … Read More

SIG (Sourcing Industry Group) Expands Global Footprint with Acquisition of Outsource Magazine

January 15, 2016 |

Press release: Jacksonville, Fla. (PRWEB) January 12, 2016

SIG, the premier membership organization for sourcing, procurement and outsourcing executives, today announces the acquisition of Outsource magazine and welcomes Jamie Liddell to the SIG executive team.

Jamie joins SIG to head … Read More

Q&A: Mark Pollack, SIG University

December 17, 2015 |

Mark Pollack is Vice President of SIG University, a revolutionary new virtual learning environment for sourcing professionals launching January 4th, 2016, and operating under the aegis of the Sourcing Industry Group (SIG). Ahead of the launch, we spoke exclusively with … Read More

The Great Data Disconnect: why business leaders and IT teams must work closer together to mitigate supply chain risk

July 2, 2015 |

With all the supply chain data that organisations have at their disposal today they should be ready for anything, right?

Unfortunately not. New research carried out by Rosslyn Analytics suggests that anyone in procurement who thinks we’re already living in … Read More

Socially responsible global outsourcing

January 23, 2015 |

Since the first software contracts were outsourced to India in the late 1970s, global outsourcing has expanded across several dimensions. It has expanded geographically to encompass many new entrants in Asia, Africa and Latin America/Caribbean; and also marginalised areas in … Read More

TOP TEN: Things that Won’t Happen in 2015

January 13, 2015 | 2

The dawn of a new year is always an occasion for various bouts of soothsaying, scrying, tasseomancy and general predicting – and as such is pretty much an open invitation for commentators to make fools of themselves by getting things … Read More

TOP TEN: Outsourcing Rock Bands

November 18, 2014 | 2

Outsourcing and popular music might not seem like the most obvious of bedfellows – but some of the most defining acts of the last half-century have emerged from the global business transformation space. Don’t believe us? Read on…

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EMEA outsourcing activity on track to round out 2014 strongly

November 10, 2014 |

The outlook remains positive for the outsourcing industry, according to the latest figures from the EMEA ISG Outsourcing Index. Based on the data and our own insights, the market has been performing strongly through the first three quarters. In addition, … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: four steps this industry needs to take to avoid engagement failure in the future

November 4, 2014 |

1) Less focus on the deal, more on the relationship. Providers are all-too-frequently being forced into the position of saying what they need to win the deal, as opposed to having a structure to propose a realistic partnership that works … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: the horror, the horror…

November 4, 2014 |

So what sorts of things happen that really create problems? 1. Believing the outsourcer is your very best friend that will put your interest ahead of his own. 2. After a round of golf with the outsourcer’s sales team, you … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: outsourcing no-nos – and how to avoid them

November 4, 2014 |

The vast majority of mistakes made when outsourcing can easily be avoided if a company prepares properly at the outset, has realistic expectations of what sourcing can achieve and engages with potential service providers in an organised and methodical way … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: five reasons outsourcing fails

November 4, 2014 |

1. Lack of clear vision and objectives Often companies enter into sourcing without a clear vision or objectives for what they aim to achieve. This is like getting in your car without knowing where you are going. Often it leads … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: dire advice…

November 4, 2014 |

What’s the worst piece of advice you’ve been given during your career in outsourcing?

Ashutosh Agarwal Co-Founder, Director at Catacient Consulting Private Ltd. A CIO once confided and shared the worst advice he thought he had received : “Go with … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: common outsourcing calamities

November 4, 2014 |

What are the most common mistakes companies make when outsourcing?

Joanna Swash Commercial Director, Moneypenny Not preparing in-house staff for the change. People generally don’t like change. We are creatures of habit and any suggestion of doing things slightly differently … Read More

Outsourcing Nightmares: our contributors look back in horror…

November 4, 2014 |

The Outsource community shares dreadful tales of woe…

Scott Thiel Partner and Head of Intellectual Property & Technology, Hong Kong, DLA Piper We once had a client that was determined to do a very complex corporate joint venture outsourcing when … Read More