Procurement Directors Warm to Outsourcing

Marshall, Jeffrey; Heffes, Ellen M.
January 2004
Financial Executive;Jan/Feb2004, Vol. 20 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
The article presents the result of survey conducted by Accenture regarding the views of procurement directors on outsourcing. According to the survey, most of the procurement directors polled in major industrial countries say that they intend to begin practicing some form of outsourcing in the future. The survey found that French companies were most likely to outsource procurement activities, followed by the U.S. and Great Britain. The article also mentions that while the current outsourcing of procurement activities is non-strategic in nature, future outsourcing projects will be done to gain competitive advantages and reduce operating costs.


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