Outsourcing: Reaping the Benefits

Omare, Frank
April 2002
Logistics & Transport Focus;Apr2002, Vol. 4 Issue 3, p28
Trade Publication
This article provides an overview of the outsourcing concept, illustrating how it raises the profile of purchasing within an organization. It is written from a perspective of a client organization and covers the growing interest in outsourcing, what support should be expected from an outsourcer and highlights the key areas to address during a typical outsourcing engagement. The benefits of outsourcing were enumerated and explained. It is important to know that an outsourcer should provide the client organization with an opportunity to adopt proven business models that break the boundaries of in-house traditional methods. The outsourcer must be committed to supporting the client as strategic partner and complement their future strategic vision. Components of the ability of the client organization to address the potential emotional and political issues associated with the concept of outsourcing were discussed.


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