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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | May 1, 2017

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Beverage companies get active in reducing their supply chain carbon footprint

September 6, 2016 |

Carbon footprint reduction is a major focus of the beverage industry. The major challenge for this industry is to reduce the carbon footprint while still increasing production in this growing sector. In July 2015, Coca-Cola and PepsiCo, along with more than … Read More

US candidates return to familiar outsourcing arguments

September 2, 2016 |

For as long as I can remember, arguments about outsourcing have played a part in the US election cycle. In the final stages of the presidential election the two candidates will make promises they can’t keep and declarations about how … Read More

Writing Competition: 3rd Place

August 16, 2016 | 4

What will be the most important drivers of change in the global sourcing arena over the next decade, and why?

Evolution is natural. Change is inevitable. As a professional, if you are not keeping up on trends in your industry, … Read More

OPINION: US onshoring – an idea whose time has come

August 3, 2016 | 1

Dictation being forced in Afghanistan, Revolution in South Africa taking a stand, People in Eurasia on the brink of oppression, I hope it’s gonna be alright. ‘It’s Alright’, Pet Shop Boys

Maybe not the greatest lyrics of all … Read More

OPINION: Look away, look away, look away, Euroland!

July 1, 2016 |

Maybe Daniel Decatur Emmett will forgive me for “borrowing” some lyrics from his iconic 1850s American folk song, ‘Dixie’. I do this to encourage British business to look further afield for IT outsourcing services, as encouraged by Brexit. The USA … Read More

Q&A: Joe Musacchio, PeopleTicker

July 1, 2016 |

Joe Musacchio is the CEO of PeopleTicker, a fast-growing company providing rating and benchmarking services covering the contingent labour space. Outsource met Joe at the SIG Spring Summit in Orlando, Florida, where his company’s chairman John Sculley gave the Wednesday … Read More

OPINION: Vendor headquarters matter

June 23, 2016 |

Most companies recognise outsourcing as an attractive way to efficiently complete software development projects, especially for companies that are experiencing skills gaps, time gaps or budget gaps. When this happens, outsourcing can be a viable solution – but only if … Read More

Today’s biggest workplace disruptor: Millennials

May 24, 2016 |

For the first time, last year’s US workforce had more millennials (aged 18-30) than Baby Boomers. This generation of workers has arrived in full force. In fact, by 2020, they are projected to make up half the global workforce. Companies … Read More

Culture gaps in a shrinking world

May 16, 2016 |

In so many ways the business world is smaller and more accessible in the modern era – a place where even tiny online companies can trade globally, where people travel for work as a matter of routine and where businesses … Read More

Q&A: Atul Vashistha, NeoGroup

May 11, 2016 |

Atul Vashistha is the CEO and chairman of global services and sourcing advisory firm NeoGroup, as well as the former (as of last month) chairman of the Nearshore Executive Alliance (NEA). Continuing our series of interviews from the recent SIG … Read More

Ideas to energise your outsourced workplace

April 25, 2016 |

An energised workforce is your most important sustainable competitive advantage.

Workplace America 2016, TalentKeepers’ 12th annual report, illustrates key employee engagement and retention trends affecting organisations. For the third consecutive year, over 80% of all employers report that employee engagement … Read More

I taught a robot to do my job (and other confessions of an RPA pioneer)

April 1, 2016 | 2

In 2009, I was a Director in the Project Management Office at Blue Cross/Blue Shield North Carolina, when we launched an initiative to build a Robotic Process Automation (RPA) application that mimicked the functions of human claims examiner. Overseeing a … Read More

Saving money through outsourcing HR and payroll

February 9, 2016 |

HR is one of the most commonly outsourced functions, as it involves both complex and time-consuming tasks. Outsourcing HR services can have a positive impact on an organisation, effectively saving money whilst simultaneously increasing the quality and efficiency of the company’s … Read More

Privacy Shield: a new regime for international data transfers

February 8, 2016 |

The basis upon which European businesses are able to send personal data outside of Europe – and, especially, to the United States – has recently been the subject of intense scrutiny and negotiation between the EU Justice Commissioner and the … 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

Can You Go Home Again? Repatriation’s Role in the Sourcing Strategy Mix

November 5, 2015 |

 

Outsourcing strategies have evolved from a sole source “one throat to choke” approach to a multi-vendor model designed to leverage best-of-breed capabilities. Throughout this evolution, repatriation of outsourced services has periodically surfaced as an alternative solution.

Today, repatriation … Read More