Outsourcing For Dummies

Outsourcing For Dummies

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Think outsourcing may be the best way to enlarge your talent pool and increase your profits? Outsourcing For Dummies gives you hands-on, step-by-step guidance in implementing an effective and productive outsourcing program that reduces costs and improves your company?s capabilities. This practical, plain-English guide helps you prepare your people and plan an effective sourcing strategy. You?ll find plenty of tips on negotiating with vendors, get help in drafting a binding contract, and find out how to verify and maintain compliance. Plus you?ll get a handle on the importance of communicating with vendors; find ways to measure performance, productivity, and cost-effectiveness; get the lowdown on troubleshooting and solving outsourcing problems; and, if the arrangement isn?t working out, get advice on ending the deal. Discover how to: Determine the costs and risks of outsourcing Identify qualified suppliers and consultants Minimize the impact of outsourcing on your employees Define the scope of your outsourcing program Decide whether to go offshore, nearshore, or onshore Understand the impact of cultural differences on outsourcing Document objectives and review proposals Plan for the disruption in business operations Deal with international employees and vendors Manage outsourcing relationships Protect your data from piracy Avoid common outsourcing mistakes Outsourcing can be the best decision your company has ever made ?or the worst! Read Outsourcing For Dummies today, and get it right the first time.And if you currently deliver the service internally (the one youa#39;re going to outsource), make sure that a representative from the team currently delivering the service ... conduct the actual evaluation, develop a standard evaluation form that you and all team members who have a say in the final decision can use. ... Figure 11-1 is a simple template showing how I recommend that you conduct the evaluation.

Title:Outsourcing For Dummies
Author: Ed Ashley
Publisher:John Wiley & Sons - 2008-05-05

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