This book provides a road-map to successful implementation of strategic outsourcing programmes, providing down-to-earth approaches to outsourcing decision making and programme management, based on a grass-roots understanding. A practitioner-focused book for business leaders and managers providing a holistic view of strategic outsourcing, covering the three essential pillars of success: risks, rewards and relationships. Theauthor shows how business leaders can transform organisational business models, structures and mind-sets, taking the reader on a journey through the book's fifteen chapters, helping the reader truly grasp: the drivers for change as a result of globalisation and convergence and their impact on organisational strategies; how outsourcing can transform the various processes and functions of an organisation; the impact outsourcing is having on various industry vertical sectors; the eight foundations of successful strategic outsourcing programmes, which when combined with strategic decision-making knowledge, guarantees that organisations embarking on the strategic outsourcing journey, derive the transformational benefits they seek.
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Table of Contents
Role of Strategic Sourcing in a Changing World.- Globalisation and Convergence.- Social and Philosophical Considerations of Outsourcing.- From Tactical to Strategic Outsourcing.- Outsourcing Within Industry Verticals.- Strategic Outsourcing.- Sourcing Models.- Strategic Outsourcing Decision Governance.- Insights from Academic Research on Outsourcing.- Minimising Risk Through the Contract.- Minimising Risk Through Relationships.- Offshoring Leaders, Laggards and Hopefuls.- Managing Cultural Differences.- Implementing Successful Strategic Outsourcing Programmes.