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Outsourcing For Dummies

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

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