Thank you for visiting us. We are currently updating our shopping cart and regret to advise that it will be unavailable until September 1, 2014. We apologise for any inconvenience and look forward to serving you again.

Dummies.com
  • Print
  • Share
  • Get technical support for this product
Outsourcing For Dummies (0470226870) cover image

Outsourcing For Dummies

ISBN: 978-0-470-22687-2
Paperback
367 pages
May 2008
US $24.99 Add to Cart

This price is valid for United States. Change location to view local pricing and availability.

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.

  • Print
  • Share
  • Get technical support for this product