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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | August 22, 2017

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Is your supply chain free from human rights abuses?

May 2, 2017 | 1

A 2012 report by the International Labour Organization (ILO) estimated that nearly 21 million people worldwide are victims of forced labour, with the highest concentrations found in countries in central and southeastern Europe and in Africa. With complex global supply … Read More

Q&A: Danny Ertel, Vantage Partners

December 26, 2016 |

Danny Ertel is co-founder and Partner at Vantage Partners, a global consultancy firm that’s exerted a fair degree of influence over the evolution of the sourcing space as we know it – not least thanks to the thought leadership of … 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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GBS: roadmaps and payoffs…

April 16, 2016 |

As many of you know, in 2014 Outsource entered into a partnership with KPMG to produce the GBS Roadmap series of conferences focused on Global Business Services (GBS); these events (the first two of which took place last year in … Read More

Structure eats culture for breakfast

September 22, 2015 |

We humans love the blame game.

Really, why do we have to hold us accountable when there are more than a billion others to blame?

We don’t. At least, it’s tempting not to.

When it comes to case studies on … 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

Q&A: Alexander Reay, ITOSDA

March 28, 2014 |

Alexander Reay is the President of the Nordic IT Outsourcing & Software Development Association (ITSODA). Ahead of the forthcoming Nordic IT Sourcing & Innovation 2014 event, to be held May 22-23 in Stockholm, we got together with Alexander to find … Read More

E-Invoicing: Where Now and What Next?

October 9, 2013 | 1

Electronic, or paperless invoicing, is a rapidly evolving technology that is in various stages of adoption around the world. Denmark decreed in 2005 that all government suppliers must submit invoices electronically and Finland issued the same ultimatum in 2009 (a … Read More

From East to West

April 11, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource magazine Issue #31 Spring 2013.

Indian-oriented service providers are looking with great interest at Continental Europe – and this interest extends to acquiring to grow their presence in the region. This was one of the … Read More