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Outsourcing is a trend that’s not going away, at least not as long as companies can save money by hiring other companies to manage some parts of their business, even as they continue to perform their core competencies. This book focuses on the reasons and rules of outsourcing. According to authors Thomas M. Koulopoulos and Tom Roloff, many companies aren’t taking the right approach to outsourcing and, therefore, are not realizing its full benefits. The book covers a complex topic and, though it sometimes gets too technical, it will help you take a hard, honest competitive look at your outsourcing strategy, diagnose its gaps and improve the way you outsource. getAbstract believes executives and managers should read this book to learn how intelligent outsourcing can help their companies save money, innovate and compete.

In this summary, you will learn

  • How to smartsource;
  • How to balance offshoring and outsourcing; and
  • How to create and use a smartsourcing strategy.
 

About the Authors

Thomas M. Koulopoulos is the CEO and founder of a consulting firm focused on technology strategies. He’s a regular contributor to national and international publications. Tom Roloff is a corporate vice president and chief technology officer.

 

Summary

Outsourcing Plus Local Jobs
Employees shouldn’t fear that offshoring is going to take away their jobs. General Electric (GE) offshored about 100,000 jobs, yet its U.S. offices enlarged their tasks and added more people. Rather than cutting American jobs, offshoring helped GE create more...

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