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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | June 29, 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

Global supply chains: understanding and managing key legal risks

January 4, 2016 |

As supply chains become increasingly complex, identifying the legal risks inherent in managing such a widely dispersed network of suppliers, manufacturers and other trading partners is key to spotting issues and being able to solve them as soon as possible. … Read More

Is your external portfolio management provider delivering?

July 21, 2015 |

Portfolio management can overwhelm even the most proficient of project managers, especially if a business approaches the concept without sufficient preparation. Therefore, it is hardly surprising when businesses call in external specialists to help rescue their portfolios. This is generally … Read More

Umair Haque: The art of being disruptive and constructive

October 13, 2011 |

Do you suspect that there’s something wrong or at least severely amiss with modern capitalism, and by extension the way we outsource, think about value, construct our supply chains and do business? Can’t quite put it into words and context? … Read More

Embracing a Lean Culture in Recruitment

June 28, 2011 | 1

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

 

By embracing the fundamentals of Lean manufacturing, HR leaders at GE Healthcare realised they could lift recruitment to new heights of efficiency and quality…

 

Few organisations … Read More

Skip the “pick and plunk” – use storyboards to plan your solution sell

December 3, 2010 |

When responding to RFPs, service providers all too often fail to devote optimal thought-time to the presentation of a solution that fully addresses each prospect’s unique situation. Instead, they resort to the unfruitful “pick and plunk” method, pulling content from … Read More