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Is it time to revisit your sourcing models?

  • Published on: 29 July 2014
  • By: Senior Consultant

Only those who understand their supplier costs can negotiate from a position of strength!

Is it time to revisit your sourcing models?

During my day-to-day work, I have come to notice that tensions are often building between customers and their suppliers, especially in the more traditional offshore locations, but what is it that is actually causing these tensions to occur? From my experience, I know that customers are pushing hard on service levels to demand the best services at a minimal cost. They want to keep charges low, they don’t want to suffer from indexation (like so many outsourcers are), but yet still demand the crème de la crème of resources.

Selecting an outsourcing partner? Why not try to host the World Cup whilst you’re at it?

  • Published on: 19 June 2014
  • By: Denzil Brisland

Being a passionate football fan, I was very interested to learn about the bidding process for hosting the 2018 FIFA World Cup, especially as England was in the running. Sadly England did not win the bid, however all is not yet lost. With the recent allegations against Qatar, the 2022 bidding process could be about to start all over again.

Selecting an outsource partner?

As a sourcing consultant, as well as someone that has previously held the highest level of coaching award in the FA, it has now dawned on me how very similar the FIFA’s bidding process is to organisations looking for their perfect sourcing partner. Let me show you…

Cloud computing; it’s just a load of vapour you know.

  • Published on: 12 May 2014
  • By: Principal Consultant

Are you excited about Cloud? I’m not and here’s my reasons why.

The other week, during a discussion with a client, I was described as a ‘veteran of the IT industry’. Now heading towards my mid 40’s, I was unsure whether to take this as a compliment reflecting my knowledge, or as an indicator that the years of working in the industry had taken its toll on my once youthful looks.  It was at this given point that it struck me, “maybe my ‘youth-fading’ knowledge and experience would be of interest to a wider audience”.

Cloud Vapour

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