outsourcing strategy

Introduction to Outsourcing Models

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.

Strategic Sourcing Strategy

This paper provides a risk driven approach strategic sourcing strategy – first assess risks associated with outsourcing, then use these risks to screen candidates for outsourcing and make the key decisions on in-sourcing versus outsourcing.

Strategic Sourcing Template

This white paper introduces strategic sourcing, relates strategic sourcing with IT policy, positions strategic sourcing within the sourcing life cycle, and provides a template for strategic sourcing. This template provides a structure, identifies components that are relevant, creates a checklist, and establishes a common language and criteria for each commodity/service being sourced by the organization.

Capability Sourcing Overview

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.

Best Practices for Smarter Sourcing

Can Information Technology, which is critical to an organization’s success, deliver without a sourcing capability? The authors argue that not only is a sourcing strategy critical to IT value but also that a successful strategy requires a focus away from cost to competency.

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