- Global Reach
- Operating Expenditure Rules
- Innovation and Interoperability
- Service Transparency
- Savings in Labor Cost
- Centralized Management of Resources and Functions
- Improving Regulatory Controls
- Accelerating Process Maturity
- Increased Resources
- Improving Company Strategic Focus
"At the end of January, Apple’s chief information officer (CIO) Niall O’Connor visited India, meeting with two of the country’s biggest consultancy firms – Infosys and Wipro. Apple already contributes millions of dollars to both companies, but is reportedly ready to quadruple its investment in India thanks to its industrious workforces and lower outsourcing cost."
"The airline said Wednesday (February, 1) that it needs to cut 13,000 positions in order to survive, and the plan includes outsourcing some maintenance work."
"A&M System Chancellor John Sharp wants to outsource Texas A&M University's facilities services"
"In an interview late Thursday, Sharp said that he's also looking to outsource the university's dining services, which has around 200 employees, in order to generate more revenue. He noted that it's been losing $1 million a year, and changes in dining services have been studied for more than a decade."
"The company has decided to relocate its engine liner production to its Mapleton plant.There's no timeline on when the transition will happen, but Cat says the move will make liner production more efficient."
- HBR Case Study: Zappos.com: Developing a Supply Chain to Deliver WOW! by Michael Marks, Hau Lee, David W. Hoyt. Source: Stanford Graduate School of Business 28 pages. Publication date: Feb 13, 2009. Prod. #: GS65-PDF-ENG
- Zappos on ABC News Nightline, August 2008 (via http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tFyW5s_7ZWc)
- Capgemini's Top 10 Reasons to Outsource in 2012 – February 15, 2012 by A. Selway Ryan (via http://www.supplychaindigital.com/outsourcing/capgeminis-top-10-reasons-to-outsource-in-2012)
- Apple to quadruple investment in India with new software outsourcing contracts. TheNextWeb.com/Apple – February 13, 2012 by Matt Brian (via http://thenextweb.com/apple/2012/02/13/apple-to-quadruple-investment-in-india-with-new-software-outsourcing-contracts/)
- American Airlines Plans To Outsource Some Jobs. CBS Dallas / Fort Worth – February 3, 2012 (via http://dfw.cbslocal.com/2012/02/03/american-airlines-plans-to-outsource-some-jobs/)
- Sharp wants to outsource A&M jobs. TheEagle.com – February 24, 2012 (via http://www.theeagle.com/local/Outsourcing-Aggieland---6991309)
- Caterpillar Considers Outsourcing Jobs at Mossville Plant. Centralillinoisproud.com – February 7, 2012 (via http://centralillinoisproud.com/fulltext?nxd_id=227042)