Outsourcing Rules: How To Outsource By Transforming Any Business with VM-- Vendor Management for Vendor & Supplier Relationships [NOOK Book]


“Vendor & Outsource Management Re-Invented”

The #1 Bestselling & Proven Outsourced Vendor/Supplier Management Methodology

Management Developed -- Company ...
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Outsourcing Rules: How To Outsource By Transforming Any Business with VM-- Vendor Management for Vendor & Supplier Relationships

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“Vendor & Outsource Management Re-Invented”

The #1 Bestselling & Proven Outsourced Vendor/Supplier Management Methodology

Management Developed -- Company Tested

“Not CRM, but VM™”


Bestselling author and business consultant Patrick M. Mixon tells you his Outsourcing Rules and why outsourcing rules for any business. He’s helped hundreds of clients transform their businesses and now he teaches his approach in this ground-breaking book.

You’ll learn his proven Vendor Management methodology, VM™, in easy, step by steps with real world examples. And, you’ll discover how outsourcing works for any of your “non-core” business areas. But this isn’t just jumping on some outsourcing wave or bandwagon. VM™ is a detailed roadmap on when, why and how to properly outsource.

VM™ is a complete and comprehensive methodology to manage your vendors and suppliers and maintain control. That’s a key element: Outsource but remain in control.

Patrick will teach you not just what to outsource, but how. He’ll walk you through, step by step, how to set expectation levels for your vendor/suppliers, create Business Rules that define the relationship, and then help you with ongoing measurements and monitoring of the performance of that relationship.

And, it doesn’t stop there. Patrick will teach you the most unique aspect of VM™, which is to tie a vendor’s performance to their pay. That’s because he teaches you how to break down the entire relationship into measurable, and more importantly meaningful, measurements that can then be tied back to what you pay the vendor for that service. That’s not only cool and great for the bottom-line, but revolutionary.

What a novel concept? Pay for Performance! One of the key aspects of VM™.

But don’t just believe Patrick. Prove it for yourself. Start with any vendor, just one and re-define your relationship using these step by step VM™ principles. We promise you, you’ll have success.

In Outsourcing Rules, you'll discover:

* Quit Being a Fireman! Learn how to move from Reactive to Proactive regarding your business. Get out of the Trees and focus back on the Forest.

* Don’t “Re-Invent” the Wheel. You’ll learn how to partner with an outsource vender who already has a successfully running wheel. Quit “doing it yourself.”

* Focus on your Core Business. Get back to doing what you do best: Creating excellent products, marketing them, and bringing them to the consumer. Quit wasting time stuck in the “business” side of your business. Learn to outsource your “non-core” business functions to experts.

* Become World-Class in Efficiency. Why shouldn’t your Back Office, Accounting, Finance, IT, and Operations run smoothly, all the time?

* Major Financial Gains. Create overhead costs that are variable, not fixed. Tie your costs directly to your revenue. Improve your gross margins by correcting many of your fixed Costs of Goods Solds. The entire goal of VM™ is to create efficiencies and more profitability.

* Why VM™ is so Unique? The entire fundamental core of VM™ is linking vendor performance to vendor pay. This is the most unique aspect of this proven methodology. That’s because the linking of performance to pay is quite revolutionary.

* Improve Communication and Set Realistic Expectations. You’ll learn how to set realistic expectations and communicate them with your vendors and suppliers.

* Learn how to Set Real Business Rules that Define the Vendor Relationship. In VM™, Business Rules are setup to establish written and objective criteria for all aspects of the business relationship between the Company and the Vendor.

* Monitor Your Vendor’s Performance in Real Time. Learn to use VM™’s proven Dashboard to monitor the key business indicators that drive the Vendor relationship.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940012358134
  • Publisher: InFUNit Publishing, LLC
  • Publication date: 4/11/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • File size: 113 KB

Meet the Author

Patrick M. Mixon has what has been called a “deadly combination” of skills: A well-rounded business background focused on operations, finance, accounting, and brand management.

Mr. Mixon also has a broad background in writing for business, whether an Operations Guidebook, Job Descriptions, Product Manual, Product Catalog, Business Plan, Financing Agreement, or a multiple of other projects and proposals. Specifically, he has written multiple Step by Step Job Training Manuals, Operations Manuals, Procedure Manuals, and Project Release Manuals.

Mr. Mixon has major experience in managing the financial and accounting of multi-million dollar consumer products companies and knows the apparel, footwear, action sports & hi-tech/computer industries extremely well, especially software product companies. He has extensive experience in enterprise systems, bank financing, letters and lines of credit, product release management, and outsourcing. Additionally, he has setup operations both domestically and internationally for multiple companies. He is a former CPA. Mr. Mixon and has been a leader all his life.

Mr. Mixon’s consulting motto is “Results Really Do Matter.” This is engrained into Mr. Mixon’s entire business approach. He has assisted small to large size companies transform their businesses by implementing his proven outsource and vendor/supplier methodology, VM™. He can help transform your company as well and result in world-class operations and significant financial gains for your business.

Mr. Mixon and his wife split time between California and North Carolina and truly put their relationship first, in everything they do. Mr. Mixon brings this same attitude toward his relationship with his clients—focusing on integrity, fun, and mutual benefits.

Visit Mr. Mixon’s Consulting website at www.TheInfrastructureCompany.com
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  • Posted January 11, 2013

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    I found this book to be poorly written and based upon elementary

    I found this book to be poorly written and based upon elementary concepts of managenment; there is no new thought or break through concepts delivered by the author in this publication.

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  • Posted June 22, 2011

    Very thorough & detailed

    Excellent approach & highly applicable. Strong examples

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