The authors discuss aligning sourcing strategy with business objectives i.e. results driven strategic sourcing. The white paper introduces common outsourcing models that produce results – staff augmentation, managed services, project outsourcing, and out tasking.
A quick discussion on outsourcing – why outsource? what to outsource? whom to outsource it to? it is all about business value – outsourcing helps an organization focus on their core competencies so the promise is that creates more business value.
This case study highlights the objective, decision making process, pros and cons, and lessons learnt in outsourcing/offshoring a core capability.
Bargains are good. Strategic sourcing is better – "when key purchasing decisions are handled creatively, bargains are just the beginning." This article explains the concept of strategic sourcing in simple, easy to understand terms – What’s So Strategic About Sourcing? where is the strategy in sourcing?
This article uses the case of Indian outsourcing company Infosys to explore the question "are time zone differences good or bad in offshore outsourcing?"
This article uses the practices implemented by Indian outsourcing company Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) to discuss the issue of managing knowledge and expertise spread across organizational and geographic boundaries in an offshore outsourcing arrangement.
This (dated) paper tracks the trends in international sourcing of information technology services and discusses their implications.
This research paper stresses the need for an effective communication strategy to ensure success of an outsourcing initiative – to be effective a communication strategy must have both an internal and external component with its own objectives, guidelines, and tactics.
This presentation examines the key issues with outsourcing and recommends approaches to address them.
This extensive report discusses information technology sourcing and IT sourcing best practices.