Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing

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The bestselling model for improving outsourcing procedures; fully revised and including a new introduction and updated case studies.

Based on a research study with the University of Tennessee and the United States Air Force, Kate Vitasek has identified the top 10 flaws in most outsourced business models and shows organizations how to rethink their outsourcing relationships in a way that will lower costs, improve service, and increase innovation. This revised edition includes updated case studies and a new introduction.

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Vested Outsourcing was listed byThe Outsourcing MBAas the Number 1 book of "The top 10 books every MBA should read on outsourcing"

Vested Outsourcing was list as the Number 1 bookontheTexas Wesleyen Universitybest seller's list of "Best Selling Academic Books"

"In the outsourcing world, a genuinely new concept comes along only once every 10 years or so. I believe Vested Outsourcing is one of them."
Cliff Lynch -author of Logistics Outsourcing: A Management Guide

"Vested Outsourcing is new business model that will transform outsourcing procedures the way business management strategies Lean and Six Sigma transformed manufacturing."
Elizabeth Kanna - author and creator of several market-defining books

"Vested Outsourcing is a game-changing approach that will quickly become the new gold standard for advanced outsourcing relationships. It is a critical enabler for Outsourcing 2.0."
Frank Casale - CEO, Outsourcing Institute

"Vested Outsourcing nails how to get collaboration right."
Todd Shire -Global Logistics Sourcing Strategy Manager, Intel

"Applying Vested Outsourcing's Five Rules has the power to change the game of outsourcing."
Tim McBride -Chief Procurement Officer, Microsoft

"For those involved in outsourcing, or selling to those who outsource, this book should be required reading."
Kenneth B. Ackerman-Ackerman Warehousing Forum

"A unique book on many levels . . . surprisingly detailed, yet easy concept book to read. I read the book in a single sitting. I predict that, as a concept, vested outsourcing will take its place alongside the six sigma quality concept and the lean operations concept in future business communications as well as conferences." George A. Gecowets-Founder and former CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780230623170
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
  • Publication date: 2/2/2010
  • Pages: 198
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.30 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Kate Vitasek is the founder and managing partner of Supply Chain Visions, a Kirkland, Wash., consulting firm that specializes in supply-chain strategy and education. She is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee's Center for Executive Education and she teaches MBA classes on performance management and lean supply chains at Wright State University. Vitasek also teaches seminars for the Warehouse Education Research Council and is on the peer review board for the Journal of Business Logistics.

Mike Ledyard is a veteran executive of international sourcing, manufacture, and importation, as well as the co author of Keeping Score: Measuring the Business Value of Logistics in the Supply Chain

Karl Manrodt is professor of management, marketing, and logistics at Georgia Southern University and the director of the Southern Center for Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. Karl is a widely published though leader in the area of performance management.

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Table of Contents

1. The Whole Nine Yards
2. The History of Outsourcing: Lessons Learned
3. The 10 Viruses in Non-Vested Outsourcing or Conventional vs. Traditional Outsourcing
4. Changing the Game
5. Game Theory/Economics of Innovation
6. Lay the Ground Work
7. Understand the Business
8. Align Interests
9. Establish the Contract
10. Manage the Performance

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  • Posted July 29, 2011

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    Tested approach to outsourcing that delivers win-win results

    Outsourcing is a fact of life for most businesses, generally for services like facilities management, market research or trouble-shooting over the phone for customers. But traditional outsourcing arrangements don't always deliver all the value they could for either the client firm or the outsource provider. Supply chain management consultant Kate Vitasek (writing with Mike Ledyard and Karl Manrodt) calls for a new approach to outsourcing that shifts the relationship from adversarial to collaborative, and thus delivers tangible benefits to both parties. The US Air Force, "which spends more than 50% of its entire procurement budget on procured services," sponsored this study under the auspices of the University of Tennessee's Center for Executive Education. This report provides a template for companies and providers searching for better outsourcing results and for more lucrative savings or profits. getAbstract recommends this thorough, illuminating guide to new and veteran outsourcing clients and providers.

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