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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | April 30, 2017

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The future of retail outsourcing: Amazon versus Walmart

March 27, 2017 |

Wow! Isn’t it amazing how quickly things change? In the early 2000s, the very pinnacle of outsourcing was Walmart. Walmart didn’t outsource its own operations. Instead, it made history by working with offshore suppliers, introducing American consumers to low-cost Chinese … Read More

Immigration worries for outsourcing

January 30, 2017 |

Little more than a week into his presidency, and Donald Trump has already taken plenty of steps to ensure that anyone hoping or fearing that his more aggressively populist pre-election promises were merely vote-summoning rallying cries that would be forgotten … Read More

Sin to cross the oceans?

January 3, 2017 |

Our ancestors in India always told us that it was a sin to cross the oceans (and many in India do not cross oceans even today). There was something about globalisation that they just did not like and I have … Read More

Brexit: a complex future for UK procurement and the supply chain

July 7, 2016 |

The result of the EU referendum will undoubtedly have a profound and long-lasting impact on the entire UK population and is likely to be something that is truly generational. Whether we voted for Remain or for Leave, however, Brits now … Read More

OPINION: Brexit: opportunities and threats for the outsourcing industry

March 23, 2016 |

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, … Read More

India: free trade agreements back on top

January 20, 2015 |

When you speak with entrepreneurs and executives of India’s IT and IT Enabled Services sector, you hear enthusiasm only. Quite rightly so.

For example, Indian restaurant search service Zomato is in talks to raise about $100 million in a fresh … Read More

Professional services: a British success story?

July 24, 2013 |

The professional services sector is a “British success story”. Don’t just take it from me. These are the opening words of a new policy statement from Cabinet minister Vince Cable’s business department.

And it was the message he delivered with … Read More

OPINION: Is it time to rethink long-distance, high-risk supply chains?

December 4, 2012 |

The essential indicators used to evaluate the well being of any economy are similar to those used to judge company success. Liabilities, current debt, cash flow and revenue can easily be applicable to both micro and macro economic scenarios. Being … Read More

Loss of Australian competitiveness irreversible

August 30, 2012 |

Former Australian Treasury Secretary Ken Henry has cautioned Australian businesses that the resources boom fuelled by Asian demand has transformed the structure of the Australian economy so deeply that the lack of competitiveness suffered by foreign exchange and trade-exposed industries … Read More

Shareholder satisfaction in a low-growth economy

November 25, 2011 |

As 2011 fast draws to a close, most companies will have given thought to their plans for 2012. What revenue growth are you expecting next year? How hard will you be pushing the sales force? What can you realistically expect … Read More

The World According to Steve

June 29, 2011 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #24 Summer 2011

 

He’s a two-time presidential candidate, the editor-in-chief of one of the most influential publications on the planet, and one of America’s most respected political commentators – and … Read More