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Making Offshoring Work

Offshoring services has been a favorite and cost-effective exercise for many global companies based in the U.S. and the EU. [...]

Fayazuddin A. Shirazi Global Business , Outsourcing , Strategy April 22 2008

Making the Business Case for the Offshoring Business Model

There is a lot of talk these days about the benefits of moving back to onshoring and nearshoring. But that doesn’t mean offshoring should be abandoned altogether. Many CEOs continue to benefit from moving production of goods sold in America to Asia or another low-cost region.

Dale Buss Manufacturing , Outsourcing June 5 2014

Does Your Company Outsource Too Much (like GE)?

“In some areas we have outsourced too much,” General Electric CEO Jeffrey Immelt acknowledged in a speech as he announced [...]

JP Donlon Operations , Outsourcing May 3 2012

GE’s Jeff Immelt Says U.S. Companies Have the Capability to Compete Globally

When Jeff Immelt took control of GE as CEO in 2001, 70 percent of the company’s business was domestic. Today 65 percent is derived from outside the U.S. As a result, Immelt is pushing for American companies to become more competitive in world markets— something he believes whole-heartedly can be done. Here’s what the GE CEO had to say about interational operations and the effort to get more U.S. companies in the game.

JP Donlon Global Business , Leadership & Strategy , Outsourcing May 10 2012

Research Reveals Outsourcing R&D Abroad Boosts Innovation

Businesses that outsource research and development (R&D) overseas are more likely to innovate than those who outsource at home, says new research. IBM’s strategy of building research capability in places like Switzerland, China, and India mirrors that of GE, Intel and others. Ordinarily the purpose of outsourcing R&D was cost reduction, but many are now doing it to boost innovation as well.

ChiefExecutive.net CEO Briefing Newsletter , Operations , Outsourcing October 18 2013

Why U.S. Telecom Companies Need to Get Out of the Pipeline Business

The U.S. telecom landscape is shifting quickly and companies rethinking their traditional business models. No longer are service providers known positively for their infrastructure (AT&T is blamed when there’s a dropped call on a beloved iPhone), but rather phone companies are praised for their products. To solve these problems, the U.S. should look to India.

Vijay Govindarajan and Jan Timothy Woodcock Operations , Outsourcing , Strategy June 14 2011

Onshoring vs. Offshoring: Service/Support Businesses Are Coming Back Home

Word has been spreading in the last few months that offshoring may no longer be the best option and that the United States is increasingly becoming more competitive for everything from manufacturing to IT to customer service. How should a CEO decide whether offshoring or onshoring is best for his or her firm?

John A. Meyer Global Business , Operations , Outsourcing May 16 2014

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