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Palgrave Macmillan

Vested Outsourcing, Second Edition

Five Rules That Will Transform Outsourcing

Edition 2nd edition
ISBN 9781137297198
Publication Date April 2013
Formats Hardcover Ebook (PDF) Ebook (EPUB) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan

Progressive companies and university programs have recently begun to rethink outsourcing models. In Vested Outsourcing, Kate Vitasek has created a model that will improve outsourcing procedures much the way Six Sigma and Lean improved production processes in the 80s and 90s. 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 shows organizations how to rethink their outsourcing relationships in a way that will lower costs, improve service, and increase innovation. This revised edition includes updated case studies and a new introduction.

Kate Vitasek is the founder and managing partner of Supply Chain Visions, a Kirkland, Wash., consulting firm that specializes in supply-chain strategy and education. She is a faculty member at the University of Tennessee's Center for Executive Education and she teaches MBA classes on performance management and lean supply chains at Wright State University. Vitasek also teaches seminars for the Warehouse Education Research Council and is on the peer review board for the Journal of Business Logistics.

Mike Ledyard is a veteran executive of international sourcing, manufacture, and importation, as well as the co author of Keeping Score: Measuring the Business Value of Logistics in the Supply Chain

Karl Manrod is professor of management, marketing, and logistics at Georgia Southern University and the director of the Southern Center for Logistics and Intermodal Transportation. Karl is a widely published though leader in the area of performance management.

1. The Whole Nine Yards
2. The History of Outsourcing: Lessons Learned
3. The 10 Viruses in Non-Vested Outsourcing or Conventional vs. Traditional Outsourcing
4. Changing the Game
5. Game Theory/Economics of Innovation
6. Lay the Ground Work
7. Understand the Business
8. Align Interests
9. Establish the Contract
10. Manage the Performance


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