sponsored by Accenture
Posted:  26 Jun 2008
Published:  01 Sep 2007
Format:  PDF
Length:  9  Page(s)
Type:  White Paper
Language:  English
ABSTRACT:
Building on a foundation of labor cost savings, companies are now looking to set even more ambitious, strategic goals for their global sourcing strategies. Today's companies are not only getting more comfortable with global sourcing, they are also seeing it as a key tool for transforming their businesses."

Realizing that transformative value, however, depends on overcoming a number of challenges inherent in a globally sourced work environment, especially as one moves to multiple providers. For example, the shift from having control over a locally based staff to managing a far-flung network that includes both internal resources and external providers is a monumental challenge.

It also explores challenges and opportunities inherent in the global sourcing movement and point to at least five capabilities to be mastered if an organization is to achieve world-class status in the sourcing approaches and management techniques that contribute to high performance.



Authors

Basilio Rueda
Chief Operating Officer ,  Accenture
Basilio Rueda is the chief operating officer of the Accenture Systems Integration & Technology Growth Platform. He is also the senior managing director of the company’s Global Delivery Network. Based in Madrid, Mr. Rueda is a member of Accenture’s Executive Leadership Team and the Avanade board of directors.

Keith Haviland
Managing Director, Technology Centers ,  Accenture
Keith Haviland is the managing director of the technology centers within Accenture’s Global Delivery Network. He leads a team of around 35,000 people, with centers in the Americas, Europe, Mauritius, India, the Philippines and China. Previously, he founded Accenture’s London and India technology centers. Mr. Haviland, who is based in London, has significant experience in open systems, systems integration and global delivery.



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