This is a thorough discussion on the key aspects of purchasing, supply chain management, and strategic sourcing. CIOs who want to get the basics right will find this a very helpful reference. (800+ pages) This guide to strategic sourcing will help you with the following: What is purchasing, procurement, supply chain management, and strategic sourcing?…
This guide provides useful advice on creating partnerships with key solution providers. These alliances improve delivery quality and benefit realization at the same time sharing risks with key suppliers.
This presentation discusses: How can organizations reduce cost and risk in software deals? What are the hidden costs in SaaS agreements, and how can organizations avoid them?
This whitepaper presents a generic template and guidelines for vendor selection. It does not promise to be a complete or definitive work on the topic nor a de-facto standard for vendor selection.
This research report discusses how top companies use technology and partners to create a world class logistics capability.
This whitepaper identifies key concerns and discusses best practices to address them to secure data and intellectual property in offshore outsourcing relationships
This white paper discusses vendor management best practices for successful IT and business process 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 excellent presentation provides an in-depth discussion on contracts related to outsourcing – what are the key elements in an outsourcing contract? What are the essential components of contract management?
This paper discusses the key learning/best practices, that lead to high performance outsourcing, gleaned from the masters i.e. executives who have been there, done that and can claim success in the world of outsourcing services!