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Multisourcing: Moving Beyond Outsourcing to Achieve Growth And Agility
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Now it's easy to say that you can source strategically, it is a different thing to go through and show people how to do it. This book breaks down the strategy, selection and operation processes into seven readily accessible chapters.
Chapter 1 lays out the case for multisourcing and places it in a context that you can take to the CEO and Board as to why your company's approach to sourcing needs to change.
Chapter 2 discusses how to multisource strategically and link sourcing and strategy implementation. This is something everyone says they do, but few do it well. Cohen and Young provide several tools to help do this clearly and accurately.
Chapter 3 builds a sourcing strategy up from the business strategy with a focus on the business outcomes and expectations executives should have.
Chapter 4 addresses the issue of managing a multisourcing environment in terms of the governance and management techniques. As companies become more sourced, these are issues that will have to become core executive management competencies.
Chapter 5 provides guidance on how to evaluate and select service providers and discusses an approach the authors' call "Fast Track" that is very practical and results oriented.Read more ›
I wouldn't necessarily have given it 5 stars if these other reviewers weren't slamming it with ludicrous criticism but this is at least a 4 star book. (You might also note that the only people using "real names" are giving positive reviews)
However, I found the outsourcing information pretty commonplace and the case studies more like industry journal sidebars. The hang up may be that the authors try to convey in consultant format(i.e., sales brochure) what the other outsourcing books did in just as well in practical terms.
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Some valuable insights may be gained when reading this book. Simply putting it: if you are looking for a practitioner's guide, this one would be recommended rather than some others... Read morePublished on July 11, 2011 by Guilherme Gomes Salles
This is a great book for large organizations starting to reassess their sourcing strategy for IT services. Not a simple read, but very informative.Published on May 25, 2009 by Robert A. Ringdahl
What did I understand from this book about the term, multisourcing? The author's official definition of when a company is engaged in multisourcing is: "An enterprise consciously... Read morePublished on November 30, 2008 by Emmy B. Gengler
I found the book very boring and not anywhere as action-oriented as other outsourcing books I own. I did not gain anything new from this late entry in the outsourcing book market. Read morePublished on November 23, 2005 by Stephen Moreland (Westchester, NY)
Because it was coming from Gartner reps, I thought it was going to be much more useful. My feeling is this book just repeats the obvious and I agree with others that nothing is new... Read morePublished on November 4, 2005 by Chris Hansen (Atlanta, GA)