IT Sourcing Research

Case Study – Strategic Sourcing Implementation

This case study details the implementation of strategic sourcing at a global company. Excellent resource for the CIO to understand the implementation details of strategic sourcing – operations, roles, systems, etc.

Is IT Outsourcing Dead?

This research looks into the trend of IT being brought back in-house. Why? Good discussion for the CIO to follow!

Importance of Outsourcing Metrics

This research explores the key role of metrics and analytics in outsourcing success – delivering not just cost savings but also superior strategic business value. Excellent Read!

Outsourcing Governance for Success

This research explored best practices in outsourcing governance and discovered that, as expected, structure is important but effective governance must be supplemented with a partnership view, the right attitude and behavior fostering partnerships. Good Read!

Holistic Business Driven Approach to Outsourcing

This research explored best practices in outsourcing driven by business results not just cost savings. A key finding was to operate the outsourcing relationship as a holistic end-to-end business service. What does that mean? Read On!

Make or Buy Decision Analysis

This research explored the key decision in sourcing: make, buy or make and buy. A structured make or buy decision analysis is presented identifying the factors affecting the decision with examples. Excellent Read! (300 pages)

Make or Buy Decision Framework

This paper introduces a structured framework for the make or buy decision which is perhaps the foundation of strategic sourcing. Companies have choices when it comes to product design, engineering, and manufacturing – will two people faced with the same factors make the identical make or buy decision? Which decision under those circumstances be better for the company? Here is how you can tell.

The State of Outsourcing Study

This in depth research report presents the results of a study to explore the direction of IT and business process outsourcing. Key industry participants and observers provided their opinion on what they see and what they foresee happening in the outsourcing world. Good Read!

Commodity Sourcing Strategies

This article discusses the processes, best practices, lessons learned and results from the procurement transformation shaping both commercial and not-for-profit organizations. The author applies these learning to develop strategic sourcing strategies and implement commodity strategies as an application of strategic sourcing.

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