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The outsource economy

August 24, 2016 | 1

Globalisation has sparked a shift in production to third parties. Savvy manufacturers are tapping digital networks to maximise opportunities and minimise risk.

Our plant across the street was shut down this year, replaced by overseas contract manufacturers. It’s the new … Read More

TOP TEN: Rock-Inspired Sourcing Insights

August 5, 2016 |

Vast forests of digital trees have been sacrificed to the topic of sourcing. While the incessant stream of white papers, articles, blogs, tweets and posts we’re bombarded with are certainly helpful, don’t they all start sounding the same after a … Read More

Sunshine, happiness and webinars

July 20, 2016 |

The summer sun blazed down upon London today, a raging nuclear inferno of staggering power – yet it was as a mere birthday-cake candle when set alongside the brilliance of the panellists on this afternoon’s Outsource Talks… Yes, today saw … Read More

A few words for the weekend

July 15, 2016 |

As another working week draws to a close, I thought I’d take this opportunity to wave you off into your respective weekends with a couple of announcements… Those of you who are members of our LinkedIn group may already have … Read More

Putting the “G” into “GBS”

July 11, 2016 |

At a recent breakfast roundtable I hosted, one of our guests was discussing the transformation her organisation is currently undergoing, moving a significant proportion of its recruitment function into a central office collocated with a number of other back-office activities.

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Adapting to rapid changes requires business agility

July 6, 2016 |

In a fast-changing environment, organizations need the agility to make changes quickly, while still efficiently automating their business rules and logic.

We all make mistakes – it’s one of the things that makes us human. It’s also one of … Read More

TOP TEN: Outsourcing Myths & Legends

June 27, 2016 |

The world of outsourcing is a mysterious place anyway, full of bizarre practice, obscure (even obscurantist) jargon, and technology that is increasingly indistinguishable from magic – yet some parts of our shared folklore take this oddness to a whole new level … Read More

Q&A: Kate Vitasek, University of Tennessee & Vested (Part 2)

June 20, 2016 | 1

To read the first part of this interview, click here.

O: With all of that in mind, what are the implications for the global business services model? Where do you sit on global business services (GBS)? Are you a fan?

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Q&A: Kate Vitasek, University of Tennessee & Vested (Part 1)

June 13, 2016 | 2

One of the most famous figures in the global outsourcing arena, Kate Vitasek is also – not coincidentally – one of Outsource’s most popular contributors, having graced our pages with both her regular column (examining lessons to be learnt by … Read More

The reality of a paperless office

May 13, 2016 |

In April we celebrated Earth Day, “a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion and motivate people to action.” With the environment in mind, it seems fitting to address the realities of a paperless office, and how we … Read More

TOP TEN: (Yet More) Outsourcing Insults

March 11, 2016 |

For all the many successes of outsourcing, it’s not all sweetness and light… As promised a couple of weeks ago, here’s another installment of our Top Ten series featuring some of the most outstanding, damning, incendiary (and at times remarkably … Read More

TOP TEN: (Even More) Outsourcing Insults

March 1, 2016 |

A couple of years ago, as part of our ongoing Top Ten series we published a collection of some of the finest, most cutting terms of abuse ever heard in a professional environment (soon to be followed by a second): … Read More

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