The 'next big thing' almost always comes out of America.
are always innovating... always figuring things out.
Innovation has given America
its competitive advantage.
American companies even invented global sourcing.
sourcing is a fact of life. The worldwide proliferation
of Coke and McDonalds—even to remote parts of
Asia and Africa, where there are no roads and electricity—proves
At the same time that some people are decrying lost
jobs, global sourcing provides buyers considerable
savings while retaining their competitive advantage.
It has become clear that the outcry is as flawed as
the protectionist measures that Adam Smith discredited
more that 200 years ago. (In
The Wealth of Nations Smith maintained that companies
and nations who overcome the barriers to trade, would
reap tremendous economic and social benefits).
These benefits guarantee that global sourcing will
continue to change the business landscape.
It is important to understand that global sourcing
is not about millions and millions of foreign workers...toiling
night and day...studying calculus and memorizing the
periodic tables...taking apart computers and reassembling
them...writing code and answering phones... Global
sourcing is about competitive advantage. But it isn't
suitable for every company.
understand global sourcing, particularly global sourcing
of technology and product development. For two decades,
and on numerous occasions, we've been on every side
of the table—as a buyer, vendor and consultant.
can leverage this expertise to help you find some
smart answers, where the only angle is yours.
We'll help you answer questions like
globally source or not?
India, West Virginia or Texas?
Contact us today. Make your own competitive advantage.
Services Sourcing: Issues of Cost and Quality
This recent paper by Prof. Jeffrey Sachs Nirupam Bajpai
and others, from Columbia University, highlights the
cost and quality issues in the global sourcing of