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China reverses labour arbitrage trends, outsourcing textiles manufacturing to the USA
by Jeremy Coward
Outsourcing offshore to reap the benefits of labour arbitrage has been a common occurrence in the textiles manufacturing industry, with countries like China frequently seen as prime locations.
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Technology that will take procurement transparency to the next level
by Jeremy Coward
Across a wide variety of sectors, buyers of outsourcing are starting to expect more transparency from their service providers. Luckily, new technology is on the rise that will revolutionise procurement transparency for good.
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3D printing hailed as a massive blow to the outsourcing and globalisation of manufacturing
by Jeremy Coward
A contributor to Forbes has suggested that the progress of 3D printing will spark a revolution, tipping balances in favour of insourcing and localisation as opposed to outsourcing and globalisation.
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How Apple Created Its Own Business Rivals through Outsourcing
by Jeremy Coward
CIO has reported that Apple was responsible for supercharging two of its fiercest rivals – Samsung and Foxconn – and that it did so by outsourcing manufacturing responsibilities to these companies.
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Innovation in Outsourcing and the Rise of the CXO
by Jeremy Coward
The ‘Innovation Reality Report’ published by Aecus in February 2015 is enough to make any individual working in the world of outsourcing optimistic. Innovation is a concept that has encountered a lot of scepticism on the vertical side of the outsourcing industry. Paul Morrison, Head of Outsourcing Innovation at Aecus, defines innovation as...
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Outsourcing This Week: News Breakdown and Analysis (28th Feb - 6th March 2015)
by Jeremy Coward
Outsourcing news breakdown and analysis for the last seven days.
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The Reinvention of Xerox and What It Means for Outsourcing
by Kerry Hallard, CEO at National Outsourcing Association
Xerox has undergone an impressive transformation over the past several decades. During its 77 years of business, the company has expanded from a manufacturer of printing equipment into a corporate leader spanning a number of industries. What’s more, in terms of strategy, attitude and culture, Xerox has become the epitome of what it means to be a great outsourcer.
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It’s Shared Services week in the public sector
by sourcingfocus.com
Five councils have reported savings or expected future savings of millions during this week.
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IT security lessons that Australia can teach us
by Paul Kenyon, COO of Avecto, on how the Australian Defence Signals Directorate
The Australian economy - under the respected guidance of its 27th Prime Minister Julia Gillard and her federal team - is carving out a name for itself in the IT security arena.
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Sri Lanka stepping into the outsourcing spotlight
by editor
Sri Lanka has had its name in the press a great deal over recent years, coming to a grand crescendo in the past few months. The Tamil Tigers conflict has caused a vast amount of opinionated articles to be written, some neutral, but most cast a dark cloud over Sri Lanka’s politics and military activity. However, the 25 year conflict appears to have reached a final conclusion and, while the rest of the world pick through the pieces of the aftermath, Sri Lanka is setting it’s sights on building the country into an outsourcing hub.
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