- Tapa dura: 208 páginas
- Editor: Palgrave Macmillan (12 de febrero de 2010)
- Idioma: Inglés
- ISBN-10: 0230623174
- ISBN-13: 978-0230623170
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Vested Outsourcing: Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing (Inglés) Tapa dura – 12 feb 2010
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"Vested Outsourcing" was listed byThe Outsourcing MBAas the Number 1 book of "The top 10 books every MBA should read on outsourcing" "Vested Outsourcing" was list as the Number 1 bookontheTexas Wesleyen Universitybest seller's list of "Best Selling Academic Books" "In the outsourcing world, a genuinely new concept comes along only once every 10 years or so. I believe "Vested Outsourcing" is one of them." "Cliff Lynch -author of Logistics Outsourcing: A Management Guide"""Vested Outsourcing" is new business model that will transform outsourcing procedures the way business management strategies Lean and Six Sigma transformed manufacturing." "Elizabeth Kanna - author and creator of several market-defining books"""Vested Outsourcing" is a game-changing approach that will quickly become the new gold standard for advanced outsourcing relationships. It is a critical enabler for Outsourcing 2.0." "Frank Casale - CEO, Outsourcing Institute""Vested Outsourcing nails how to get collaboration right." "Todd Shire -Global Logistics Sourcing Strategy Manager, Intel""Applying "Vested Outsourcing"'s Five Rules has the power to change the game of outsourcing." "Tim McBride -Chief Procurement Officer, Microsoft""For those involved in outsourcing, or selling to those who outsource, this book should be required reading.""Kenneth B. Ackerman-Ackerman Warehousing Forum""A unique book on many levels . . . surprisingly detailed, yet easy concept book to read. I read the book in a single sitting. I predict that, as a concept, vested outsourcing will take its place alongside the six sigma quality concept and the lean operations concept in future business communications as well as conferences." "George A. Gecowets-Founder and former CEO of the Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals"
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Progressive companies and University programs have recently begun to rethink outsourcing models. In Vested Outsourcing, thought-leader Kate Vitasek has created a model that will improve outsourcing procedures much the way Six Sigma and Lean improved production processes in the 80's and 90's. Based on a research study with the University of Tennessee and the United States Air force, Vitasek has identified the top 10 flaws in most outsourced business models and then shows organizations how to rethink their outsourcing relationships in a way that will lower costs, improve service and increase innovation. In Vested Outsourcing, Vitasek shows both professors and managers the five rules to developing a successful outsourcing plan, setting the stage for organizations to create a true vested partnership.Ver Descripción del producto
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There wasn't a lot of new ground broken in the book, and in fact, most of the book is just plain common sense. Most brilliant books are. However, the real genius is the way they bring it all together and get very granular in the description of "how" to do it. The concepts have been around individually for years. This is a great attempt to connect the dots. Many of the people that read the book are going to get lost in the weeds of the details, however and miss the key point. In fact, I am not even sure Kate and Karl realize what the really brilliant key point is in the book.
The key point appears in some form on page 101, third paragraph. It is "...let suppliers help solve the problems. In many cases they know what you do not know that you do not know." Confusing grammar aside, this is really brilliant and gets to the part that most third party logistics owners and principals miss in the business development process. In the end, all outsourced labors are consulting gigs, and all the principals are consultants, whether they want to be called that or not. It doesn't matter whether a service provider has millions of square feet of warehouse space and hundreds of trucks and trailers. The value they add is not in the labor they do, but the expertise they bring to the table.
One of the best salespeople I have ever known, Bill Brooks (now deceased), said something that fits here. He said "Price is only important in the absence of value." If you read the message behind the message in "Vested Outsourcing", it is that outsourced suppliers only bring value when they translate their value to the company that outsources. If the third party provider doesn't make that case, do the homework and create the partnership, they are doomed to low priced, low margin business that in the end only frustrates them and their customers.
Great work, Kate, Mike and Karl.
As Kate Vitasek and her two co-authors point out, and I have seen first-hand, traditionally customers turn to outsourcing, the transfer of a process or function to an external partner, typically in order to reduce costs (for the record, this does not necessarily mean off-shoring), yet the goal of the service provider is to increase the size of the contract. Furthermore, while companies often outsource to take advantage of a provider's expertise, they are often closed minded to changing the way work is performed. Instead they should follow the lead of companies that are aggressive outsourcers who turn to their outsource providers as a source of innovation, especially as it relates to operational efficiency and effectiveness. A great point that is hammered home throughout the book is that outsourcers should focus on outcomes, not activities or transactions, or the "what" not the "how".
The goal of vested outsourcing is for the customer (the outsourcer) to reduce cost and increase service levels and for the service provider to improve its profits. In creating a vested outsourcing arrangement, Kate Vitasek touches on all the conceivable issues and suggests solid solutions, beginning with questions any company wishing to outsource needs to ask itself, to benchmarking, risk assessment, identifying potential obstacles, and finishing with how best to craft an agreement that focuses on the "what" and incents the outsource provider to invest in the relationship and deliver the desired results, or outcomes.
Whether you're an outsourcer or an outsourcing provider, I highly recommend this book.