Case Study – Outsourcing Best Practices

This case study illustrates best practices in outsourcing driven by business results not just cost savings. Excellent example for the CIO to keep in mind when pursuing an outsourcing relationship that delivers sustainable business value.

Outsourcing Best Practices

This research study explores best practices that make outsourcing deliver business value beyond cost savings. Excellent reference for the CIO to understand strategic implications of outsourcing and implement this discipline to create superior business value.

Case Study – Best Practices for Outsourcing Success

This case study highlights best practices for sustainable success of outsourcing relationships. Outsourcing can start off well but the effectiveness can deteriorate over time. These best practices help ensure success over the long term. Excellent Read!

e-Book: IT Outsourcing Business Value

This research delved into the value created by outsourcing of information technology (IT Outsourcing). How does it address business imperatives? Does it positively or negatively impact business value? How can you tell? An excellent discussion on the business value of outsourcing. (500 pages)

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.

Complete Guide to Supply Chain Management

This guide takes a holistic view of supply chain management – from strategy to inventory and everything in between. A great resource for the CIO who wants to put procurement in perspective and get an understanding of strategic sourcing. (1,000+ Pages)

Guide to Strategic Sourcing

This presentation provides and in-depth and integrated introduction to strategic sourcing. The key is to understand sourcing not just in the context of purchasing but the entire supply chain and beyond. A MUST Read for the CIO. (500+ pages)

Strategic Sourcing Case Study

This presentation provides an introduction to strategic sourcing, describes its benefits, and details the results from an implementation. 

Definition of Purchasing and Procurement

This paper defines purchasing and related terms – procurement, supply chain management, buying, vendor management, contract management, … A great place for the CIO to start if they are confused by the buzzwords being thrown around when it comes to strategic sourcing!