•Outsourcing’ is an act of subcontracting a part, or all, of an organization’s work to external vendor's, to manage on its behalf
•Includes services as well as tangible operations like a data centre or transport (public and private sector)
•Organisation of your choice which can be one you have worked with before or where you can find out substantive information
•Propose specific and practicable recommendations.
•Not too generic like ‘Outsourcing’ but specific (services, roles responsibilities to be outsourced and why for example)
•Proposals that are sensible for the organisation considered
•Critically evaluate and consider the organisational implications
•General layout of reports should follow these guidelines
Introduction, which should include a discussion of the internal and external context
Analysis of the issue addressing the assignment objectives
Proposal(s) or options for workable recommendation(s)
Critical analysis of any recommendation(s) which should include a discussion of:
•Alternatives and their relative merits and potential barriers and problems
•Types of issue in outsourcing
•Call centre outsourcing
•Outsourcing copy writing
•Compliance and data management
•Logistics and supply chain outsourcing
•Country specific outsourcing
•Law and legal requirements
•Reducing cost problems and issues
•Renegotiation of an outsource
•Factors in outsourcing failure
•Setting up a clothing company in Europe
•Outsourcing for SME’s
•Outsourcing governance, contracting or exiting.
•And finally for the assignments…
•Use appropriate number of tools or frameworks for the case.
•Introduce/use tools no need to explain ‘them’ in detail
•No need for tables and tables of cost figures (summarise)
•Pitch report at the senior management level of the organisation.
•Logical flow from area identified via transition implications to management (evidence based).
•Any options explained clearly along with risks etc.
•Solutions proposed should be sensible
•Clear business English with referencing is required.
•Use Harvard format for in text and final references (around 15 – 20 will be enough)
•Summary of the assessments
•One report 3500 words in length
•Issue in outsourcing
•Style of a management