We wanted to spend some time thinking about the implications of the Accenture/Procurian merger for the other service providers in the Procurement Outsourcing marketplace
However which was we look at this, this is going to be one helluva crowd – with a bevvy of buyside sourcing and shared services leaders from 60 major organizations, in addition to this motley crew
How about exploring an entirely new continent for talent availability that can pull an entirely new lever of efficiency and potential value for your business: East Africa
Next time your mom gives you a hard time, ask her if she does triathlons and brokers mega-outsourcing deals for big pharma giants. Oh, and that’s while putting two girls through college, one of whom is a Varsity pole-vaulter. And apparently she has dinner on the table every night too… OK, I made up that [...]
Congratulations to Accenture, IBM, Infosys, Capgemini, Wipro and HP – and SAP themselves – for reaching the hallowed ground of HfS’ first Blueprint for SAP-related services
Big and clunky is ugly, lean and scalable is the new corporate sexy.
It gives me great pleasure to announce some imminent new analyst arrivals at HfS, in addition to announcing the promotion of a couple of guys who’ve been instrumental in the development of this business, which has literately sprung from nowhere in three years to the monstrosity it has become today
And over at dreamSource, where 48% of the buyers have experienced strategic skills becoming more important than tactical skills for managing their outsourcing engagements, since they embarked on their initiative
And over at dreamSource, where 72% of the buyers work in company’s where the CEO on down focus predominantly on cost…
Why is it always the Americans at the head of the queue when it comes to increasing quarterly profit margins? But, even more intriguingly, why are they also leading the way when it comes to attempting to improve their capabilities when they outsource? Our recent State of Outsourcing Study 2013, conducted with the support of KPMG, clearly shows the differing mission-critical business motivations across the main three global regions, when it comes to outsourcing
If you have recovered from the mental impairment caused by the really awful governance dancing, it’s time to get back to the serious discussion about the narrowing onshore/offshore cost gap, and diversity in sourcing…. so let’s visit the final part of our recent interview with Madelein Smit, outsourcing head at the global logistics giant, CEVA Logistics
Step-up Madelein “Mads” Smit, head of both IT and F&A outsourcing for CEVA Logistics
If you’ve ever had some to read Freakonomics, you’ll know how excited we are to announce that co-author Steven Dubner has agreed to speak at our dreamSource event this spring.
IBM’s Bill Payne talks to HfS about his refining vision for the future marketing function and, perhaps most importantly, how today’s businesses need to manage their most precious assets in the face of such fundamental change – their customers.