1999 Purchasing Today Article Index
Term selected: Outsourcing
A valuable reference tool, the Article Index is a comprehensive list of articles that have appeared in Inside Supply Management® (formerly Purchasing Today® and NAPM Insights®) magazine. Articles are organized by subject for easy locating and study.
Those in business predict that outsourcing will continue its strong position as a strategic opportunity well into the next century. They also suggest that once a function is outsourced it's sometimes harder to bring it back in-house.
Nickel and dimed to death with transaction costs? A third-party provider for non-value tasks could relieve some of the burden.
Through business process analysis, organizations may not only be capable of reducing logistics costs, but also redefining the global direction of their organization.
Need a specialized financial service, or just need more resources for your core competencies? Outsourcing some aspect of the finance function might be for you.