Now “Idiot’s guide to outsourcing”

I was absolutely delighted to read that the new " Idiot’s guide to Outsourcing" has been published. Gene Marks the author maintains that 90% of all small businesses outsource something or the other from IT to payroll etc. The book helps understand outsourcing and why it might save significant costs for the outsourcer. Arrival ofContinue reading “Now “Idiot’s guide to outsourcing””

A Relationship Manual

Patrick Thibodeau writing in the Computer World talks about how IAOP (International Association of Outsourcing Professionals) is working on developing what I call a "relationship manual"  that will help in paving the way for seamless outsourcer-provider relationships.Cynthia Kearney of Johnson and Johnson who is involved in this development is emphasizing ‘disclosure, candor and metrics’ ;Continue reading “A Relationship Manual”

e-tailing and fulfillment

Melody Treece Vargas has just written the third piece on the Retail Industry in She writes that we can see a significant growth in outsourced fulfillment providers like UPS I wrote about earlier. As the holiday season starts off more and more consumers would find their packages being delivered by providers who work forContinue reading “e-tailing and fulfillment”

China and Taiwan

How interesting can globalization get? On one hand you have strong words from China about US getting into arms deals with Taiwan reported in the Boston Globe. Just hours before that Dominic Gates the Seattle Times Aerospace reporter wrote that Boeing is getting  Taikoo (Xiamen) Aircraft Engineering to modify some freighters while Evergreen Aviation TechnologiesContinue reading “China and Taiwan”

Govt. Outsourcer-Provider ‘s distributor

We just finished talking about supply chains in my Global Outsourcing class. One emerging idea was that opportunities might be available for the new age working with either a provider or outsourcer. In the Government Outsourcer and Provider interface Steve Charles has a great new idea. Steve suggests that Providers and Government Outsourcers might wantContinue reading “Govt. Outsourcer-Provider ‘s distributor”