1996 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.
"We have no other choice, we must outsource!" has become today's competitive battle cry. The issue of whether or not to outsource should be addressed from a strategic viewpoint, and purchasers are among the best qualified to help lead that effort.
Avoiding some of the common errors of outsourced services can save your organization a lot of money and much disappointment.
Often long-term contracts, outsourcing agreements must allow you to adapt to changing environments.
Purchasing plays a key role in outsourcing projects. How can you maintain oversight of the process and contribute to the success of your organization?
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The RFP document should clearly define the objectives of the process and the work to be undertaken.
Purchasing and supply professionals can contribute to the process of defining their organizations' strengths.