Outsourcing

by Alan Lewin

Outsourcing has seen a rise in significance in recent times. This course will help you discover the benefits and problems involved and what it takes to develop and sustain effective outsourcing relationships, helping you decide if it will work for your organisation.

price £75+vat
cpd hours 4 CPD hours
access 120 days' access

This course will enable you to

  • Consider the true benefits and problems associated with outsourcing and whether outsourcing is right for you
  • Clarify the role that outsourcing could play in your organisation
  • Prepare an effective outsourcing contract
  • Be aware of the ways in which you can monitor your outsourcing
  • Understand the practicalities involved in developing and maintaining an outsourcing relationship

About the course

Outsourcing can mean many things but the simplest explanation is that outsourcing is asking another company to do a job or perform a service that your company could do, but for some reason, chooses not to do. The main driver for outsourcing is normally cost; to decrease the cost of production of goods or decrease the cost of providing a service.

This course takes a detailed look at outsourcing. You'll discover the real benefits and problems of outsourcing, and whether if it will work for your organisation. You'll gain an understanding of what should be included in an effective outsourcing contract and what it takes to develop and sustain good outsourcing relationships.

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Contents

  • The basics
    • Why outsource?
    • What is outsourcing?
    • Common barriers
    • Sustainable competitive advantage
    • The value chain
  • The benefits and problems
    • Reasons for outsourcing
    • Costs
    • Indirect costs of outsourcing
    • Savings
    • Indirect benefits of outsourcing
    • Finding the worth
    • Using the "wrong" outsourcing company
    • Outsourcing the wrong things
  • Controlling outsourcing
    • Outsourcing contracts
    • The balanced scorecard
    • The contract breakdown
    • Contract completion
    • Termination for convenience
    • Life after termination
  • Practicalities
    • Working with outsourcers
    • Finding potential suppliers
    • Cutting the list of potential suppliers
    • Competitive procurement or sole sourcing
    • Contents of the RFI and RFP
    • Confirming supplier health
    • Evaluating the RFT
    • Issues with transitioning
    • Choosing contracts
    • Contents of the SLA
    • Benchmarking
    • When to use benchmarking

Author

Alan Lewin

Writer and teacher for audit, corporate governance, money laundering and information system strategy.

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Access to this course
Total CPD unitshourshours4 unitshourshours
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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
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Keep your whole team up to date.

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Total CPD unitshourshours800+ unitshourshours
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Exclusive news and CPD every week plus monthly webinars, all year round
Account manager on hand to support your team's needs
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