Alsbridge Inc., releases new report on Sourcing Strategy Check-up: The Need for Re-evaluation
Alsbridge Inc. today announced a new report which reveals how re-evaluating the sourcing strategy may be beneficial for both the customer and the provider.
Online PR News – 26-October-2012 –Leading global sourcing advisory and benchmarking firm, Alsbridge Inc. today announced a new report which reveals how re-evaluating the sourcing strategy may be beneficial for both the customer and the provider, and some key points that need to be considered while doing so.
When an organization decides to outsource their IT and the initial mandate for change comes down, the senior management team often with the assistance of a third party advisor, create a sourcing strategy for executing the new approach. The strategy involves decisions regarding reasons to outsource, operations that are best fit to outsource to an outside provider, their cost impact, the risks involved, internal weaknesses, and capabilities and capacity within the company to manage an outside provider through the entire process-from transition to the steady state.
Over time, as the contract starts running in a steady state, if the expectations regarding the sourcing relationship and the reasons to outsource have been met, changes to the sourcing strategy remain unaltered. However, its important to point out here that complacency can be the destruction of a good sourcing strategy practice.
"While re-evaluating a company's sourcing strategy, it is not necessary to switch providers. In some cases, it may be in the company's best interest for the provider to be involved in the change." says Alsbridge Inc. CEO, Ben trowbridge. "In fact, the provider may welcome the change for its own economic benefit, as well your own."
The major points that require consideration while formulating a Sourcing Strategy are:
1) Sourcing strategies should be constantly evolving
The key point however, is that continuous improvement applies to the company's sourcing strategy as much as it does to the provider's operations.
For the complete report go to Sourcing Strategy Check-up: The Need for Re-evaluation http://www.alsbridge.com/news/sourcing-strategy-checkup
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