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Outsource magazine: thought-leadership and outsourcing strategy | October 21, 2014

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Supply Chain Management

Bridging the IT gap: contract logistics providers turn to voice technology for competitive advantage

November 18, 2013 |

Changes in our buying patterns have stirred up fierce competition in the logistics industry. The rise in online and multi-channel shopping has made fast delivery a brand differentiator while bricks-and-mortar stores must balance their stock levels carefully to remain profitable.

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The broken bridge between business need and business supply

November 8, 2013 |

On average, two thirds of any business’ activities today are performed outside of their organization by third party suppliers (see this research for more detail).  And it’s a growing trend.

These suppliers support both core areas of the business … Read More

Manage risk to create value

October 18, 2013 |

There should be no difference in the way that businesses manage risks within their own organisations versus those in their supply chain partners. There is, however, a natural tendency to relinquish some of that responsibility and assume that suppliers and … Read More

The issue with supply management and a call for change

September 24, 2013 |

This round-up of sought after research, articles, discussions and interviews offers some insight into the challenges and concerns of senior executives looking to understand total cost management in their business – and the role that suppliers play.

2013 has … Read More

Keys to Driving Supply Chain Outsourcing Success

April 9, 2013 |

This article originally appeared in Outsourcemagazine Issue #31 Spring 2013.

Companies have outsourced supply chain operations for decades to glean more efficient labour-based processes and improved asset leverage/utilisation while simultaneously focussing their internal operations on core competencies. As the need for … Read More

The Professionals: Shane Thompson, i2O Water

November 13, 2012 |

The latest in our series of buy-side Q&As, The Professionals, presents learnings from the career of Shane Thompson, Global Supply Chain Manager, i2O Water Ltd

Outsource: What are the three most important attributes you seek in a potential partner – … Read More

A leap of faith: supply chain migration

October 18, 2012 |

The key focus when outsourcing the supply chain is to delegate those activities that take time but do not utilise your organisation’s strengths or require your specific expertise. By outsourcing, you can free up your organisation’s resources, so it can … Read More

Global Sourcing Council

August 29, 2012 |

Global Sourcing Council is a non-profit organization with an educational mission to promote an exchange of ideas and information among businesses, trade organizations, government agencies, non-profit organizations, and academia; to discuss and define sustainable and responsible practices in global sourcing … Read More

The Changing Role of the CIO: By Roop Singh, Wipro Technologies

April 5, 2012 |

This article originally appeared in Outsource Magazine Issue #27 Spring 2012 as part of the Planet ITO feature. Click here to read the introduction and other articles taken from Planet ITO.

IT is getting a personality-change, based on the demand being put on it … Read More

Joseph E. Stiglitz: making globalisation work

November 3, 2011 |

For the most part this series has examined the big thinkers in economics who have influenced the development of modern outsourcing. This week I want to focus on Joseph E. Stiglitz, whose work has the power to influence how companies … Read More