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  Outsourcing Leadership - Offshoring: All your Questions Answered
Offshoring offers a range of benefits for businesses, but there are also many issues that need to be understood and addressed.
It is key to the success of an offshoring project to identify all the stakeholders, both internal and external, core and peripheral.
Offshoring is a great opportunity to boost corporate value, especially now that the practice of global sourcing is becoming more mature and professional.
www.alsbridge.com /outsourcing_leadership/dec2005_offshoring.shtml   (820 words)

  The Next Wave Of Offshoring -- March 2005
The revolution's name is offshoring, and while the concept is not new-manufacturing jobs have been moved to countries such as China and Mexico for years-what is different of late is the huge number of white-collar jobs that are being relocated abroad, and at a tempo and scale never witnessed before.
In earlier years, offshoring, or the substitution of foreign for domestic labor, meant that an American dialing a toll-free number caused a phone to ring in India, or a German sending an e-mail to Microsoft got a reply from China.
Offshoring is already a net gain for the U.S. and for the country where the jobs land.
www.feer.com /articles1/2005/0503/free/p019.html   (2593 words)

 Foreign Affairs - Offshoring: The Next Industrial Revolution? - Alan S. Blinder
Mankiw was commenting on the phenomenon that has been clumsily dubbed "offshoring" (or "offshore outsourcing") -- the migration of jobs, but not the people who perform them, from rich countries to poor ones.
Offshoring, Mankiw said, is only "the latest manifestation of the gains from trade that economists have talked about at least since Adam Smith.
We have so far barely seen the tip of the offshoring iceberg, the eventual dimensions of which may be staggering.
www.foreignaffairs.org /20060301faessay85209/alan-s-blinder/offshoring-the-next-industrial-revolution.html   (913 words)

 Offshoring High-Tech and Professional Jobs
While the offshoring of high-tech and professional jobs is a relatively new phenomenon, one that is just taking off, it is quickly becoming a significant new element contributing to the long-term decline that we have all experienced in our incomes, in the security of our families, and in the fabric of our lives.
Unlike the offshoring of manufacturing jobs in the past, there is no expanding economic sector in the United States to buffer the impact of high-tech offshoring.
Offshoring our jobs to low-wage nations like China that have no democracy, no civil rights, no unions, no environmental protection, and no privacy laws is another example of their determination to undermine and destroy any democracy that allows the working many to resist the power of the wealthy few.
www.nwu-oppose-offshoring.org /offshoring-campaign/high-tech-offshoring.html   (1639 words)

 Offshoring can be a great social boon for developing countries
Whether or not offshoring has been undertaken in-house or via an outsourcer like Accenture or Indias Infosys, the basic proposition has been that it uses low cost workers as an alternative to EU or US labour costs.
Offshoring is opening the doors to for employment and transforming people into professionals.
Offshoring is also driving positive changes in infrastructure, the law and society.
www.offshoringtimes.com /Pages/2006/offshore_news561.html   (914 words)

 Expert Access: Auditing Offshoring Projects
All offshoring projects involve investment of some sort, whether it takes the form of time investment by employees who would otherwise work on other productive projects or money expenditures to retain the services of an offshoring service provider.
That most organizations do not audit offshoring value, just as they do not audit the value from IT investment, can be attributed to many phenomena: a culture of indifference to the measurement of value, an indifference to the importance of value creation for shareholders, poor IT management practices (and poor returns from those investments).
An offshoring value audit provides a clearer measurement path because much of the cost/benefit impact is rolled up in what the service provider delivers versus the monthly cost of that service provider.
internetviz-newsletters.com /cincom/e_article000534361.cfm?...   (1061 words)

 Offshoring - What is Offshoring?
Offshoring simply means having the outsourced business functions done in another country.
Other times, the reasons for offshoring are strategic -- to enter new markets, to tap talent currently unavailable domestically or to overcome regulations that prevent specific activities domestically.
The dominant location for much of the manufacturing outsourcing (in the form of offshoring) by U.S. companies is China, which has made a push in recent years to also become a provider of services.
www.sourcingmag.com /content/what_is_offshoring.asp   (716 words)

 Offshoring, Import Competition, and the Jobless Recovery   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The immediate effect of an increase in offshoring is a reduction in U.S. employment, either through a rise in worker layoffs or a slowdown in new job creation.
To make estimates about the level and growth of offshoring, it would be most useful to have import data classified at some greater level of detail, for example BPT services, and within that category specific information about such items as services related to computers, software, and data processing.
But even a large increase in the estimate of the relevant service imports and their employment effects would still be quite small relative to the overall economy, the annual turnover in the American labor market, and the magnitude of the shortfall in job growth that has to be explained.
www.brook.edu /comm/policybriefs/pb136.htm   (2920 words)

 News Search: offshoring
Outsourcing and offshoring, two of the hottest IT issues in recent years, are shaking out differently than expected.
Offshoring, outsourcing, technological change, demographic challenges and the emergence of China and India as powerful economic players demand decisive action.
The beginning of the IT and ITeS offshoring boom to Asia was driven by a lack of personnel with requisite skill sets in the West, not merely by lower labor costs.
www.topix.net /search?q=offshoring   (742 words)

Offshoring also delivers considerable economic advantages to the workforce of the country transferring the work and the country that receives the jobs.
As other functions see the high performance emanating from the offshored function, the managers of these business processes are exposed to new thinking, new approaches and are inspired to be innovative in their own work.
Offshoring is a major source of competitive advantage for those companies able to put the organizational capabilities in place to do this on a dynamic, global basis.
www.adecco.com /Channels/adeccoNewVI/newsandpress/adeccoresearch/offshoring.asp   (5324 words)

 McKinsey & Company - World Economic Forum 2004 - Offshoring
The McKinsey Global Institute’s perspective on offshoring is that the practice brings greater benefits than losses to the U.S. Reduced costs, new revenues, repatriated earnings, and new job opportunities all point to the long-term economic benefits of offshoring.
The business practice of offshoring promises large rewards for companies and the benefits of jobs created for destination countries is well documented.
The presentation, based on the McKinsey Global Institute's perspective, "Offshoring: Is it a Win-Win Game?", details the substantial positive economic benefits to the U.S. economy from offshoring as well as its impact on U.S. jobs.
www.mckinsey.com /ideas/wef2004/offshoring/index.asp   (314 words)

 Offshoring's giant target: the Bay Area / Silicon Valley could face export of 1 in 6 jobs -- worst in nation
Offshoring refers to corporate America's recent push to cut costs by sending jobs to low-cost, highly educated regions such as India and China.
Quantifying the offshoring phenomenon is a problem that many researchers have wrestled with, reaching a wide range of results.
After seeing jobs start to move offshore at former employers, the Los Gatos woman believes offshoring is one of the main reasons she has been unable to find a full-time tech job in the 18 months since her last employer went out of business.
www.sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/03/07/MNGRT5G2C11.DTL   (2653 words)

 Offshoring - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Offshoring is defined as the movement of a business process done at a company in one country to the same or another company in another, different country.
Offshoring is sometimes contrasted with outsourcing or offshore outsourcing.
Offshoring proponents often say it is necessary to move jobs overseas due to a looming shortage of qualified workers in the domestic market and the booming number of qualified candidates in foreign markets, particularly in China and India.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Offshoring   (3516 words)

 IEEE-USA Position Statement on Offshore Outsourcing
The offshoring of high wage jobs from the United States to lower cost overseas locations is currently contributing to unprecedented levels of unemployment among American electrical, electronics and computer engineers.
Offshoring also poses a very serious, long term challenge to the nation's leadership in technology and innovation, its economic prosperity, and its military and homeland security.
Government procurement rules should favor work done in the United States and should restrict the offshoring of work in any instance where there is not a clear long-term economic benefit to the nation or where the work supports technologies that are critical to our national economic or military security.
www.ieeeusa.org /policy/POSITIONS/offshoring.html   (1959 words)

 Offshoring's giant target: the Bay Area / Silicon Valley could face export of 1 in 6 jobs -- worst in nation
Offshoring refers to corporate America's recent push to cut costs by sending jobs to low-cost, highly educated regions such as India and China.
Quantifying the offshoring phenomenon is a problem that many researchers have wrestled with, reaching a wide range of results.
After seeing jobs start to move offshore at former employers, the Los Gatos woman believes offshoring is one of the main reasons she has been unable to find a full-time tech job in the 18 months since her last employer went out of business.
sfgate.com /cgi-bin/article.cgi?file=/c/a/2004/03/07/MNGRT5G2C11.DTL   (2380 words)

 ECM in an Offshoring Context -- CMS Watch
This is not because offshoring itself is not viable but because of what companies decide to offshore and how they manage it.
However, the issue is more prominent in offshoring because typically offshoring projects are awarded by a specific client to a small set of preferred integrators who usually are comparable in terms of scale and size and are often direct competitors (like Wipro and Infosys).
Before deciding on an offshoring vendor, an analysis of the competitive landscape should be undertaken and care should be taken to avoid overlap of work between integrators when there is a chance of conflict.
www.cmswatch.com /Feature/146-Offshoring-ECM   (2075 words)

 Offshoring Misconceptions
Offshoring, rather than being inevitable, is the result of conscious decisions and conscious economic policies that have been promoted by trans-national corporations and international financial institutions.
Inevitably, the logic of global offshoring will be repudiated, because it threatens the survival of 99% of the world's population.
In the long run the best response to offshoring is to unite with people suffering in low-wage nations, help them form unions, and support their efforts to achieve decent pay and working conditions.
www.nwu-oppose-offshoring.org /offshoring-campaign/offshoring-misconceptions.html   (1960 words)

 Offshoring: EServer TC Library
Offshoring is being studied everywhere from Washington, D.C., to the academic world to well-known consulting firms such as McKinsey and Mercer.
The general consensus across the board is that offshoring is a growing phenomenon that won’t go away, jobs lost to offshoring are unlikely to come back, and the trend may affect as many as three million jobs in the U.S. by 2015.
After defining offshoring and outsourcing, this paper presents a brief history of offshoring and the myths associated with it, followed by a reporting of observations made by practitioners in the field.
tc.eserver.org /dir/Offshoring   (1654 words)

 Workforce Insights
Offshoring is the hot potato du jour that creates confusion and misperceptions and serves as a rallying point for politicians and labor groups.
Offshoring is an inevitable result of global business drivers.
Vin Cipolla, president and CEO of Veritude from 2003 to 2005, is a member of the Veritude board of advisors.
www.veritude.com /ResourceCenter/ResourceView.aspx?id=1046   (765 words)

 Offshoring IT Services - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Offshoring can be defined as relocation of business processes to another country, especially a country overseas.
Offshoring is defined as the movement of a business process done at a local company to a foreign country, regardless of whether the work done in the foreign country is still performed by the local company or a third-party.
Offshoring is similar to outsourcing when companies hire overseas subcontractors, but differs when companies transfer work to the same company in another country.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Offshoring_IT_Services   (673 words)

 Offshoring: It's Not Too Late to Change
Offshoring is a controversial topic because it affects people's emotions powerfully on several different levels simultaneously; offshoring affects our sense of fair play, our sense of national identity, and our hopes for prosperity and the future.
Offshoring proponents appeal to Americans' sense of fair play and belief in capitalism to reinforce their arguments.
Offshored jobs will not return until the financial penalty for moving work overseas is higher than the wage differential—or until the value of such jobs in America falls to parity with that in other countries, which is not a pleasant prospect.
www.devx.com /opinion/Article/22202/1954?pf=true   (2511 words)

 Bain & Company : Management Tools - The tools - Offshoring
Offshoring is the relocation of some of a company’s operations to another country.
Firms must carefully weigh all the risks in Offshoring: the offshore location’s political climate and infrastructure; the stability of its currency; its capital controls; its trade barriers; and the need to safeguard intellectual property.
There are two types of Offshoring: Captive Offshoring occurs when a company maintains a function or process in-house, and just moves it to a company facility in a different country.
www.bain.com /management_tools/tools_offshoring.asp?groupCode=2   (481 words)

 Offshoring: It's not just for IT, anymore - Research - Breaking Business and Technology News at silicon.com
Knowledge process offshoring, or KPO, is expected to grow faster over the next six years than general business process outsourcing, or BPO, a term used to refer the outsourcing of a complete business function such as HR.
Cost savings are the number one motivator for offshoring IT and business processes but this is an even greater factor with high-skilled work, said Kobayashi-Hillary, because "the potential savings between hiring a chartered account in the UK and in India are much larger than, say, a call centre worker".
Offshoring is not the bugaboo we've been led to believe Globe and Mail
www.silicon.com /research/specialreports/offshoring/0,3800003026,39122377,00.htm   (679 words)

 Offshoring Defined
The quickest way to end offshoring is to pass a law making it illegal -- and don't think Congress won't consider it if the perception is that job losses are too high because of it.
Offshoring is much more complex than some organizations imagine, especially to those who have little experience in domestic outsourcing.
The biggest favor a company can do itself if it pursues offshoring as a legitimate response to either cost structure or strategic imperatives (some offshoring is strategic and not just about cutting costs) is to develop a repeatable, consistent decision framework that injects discipline into the process of executing a business process offshoring initiative.
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 The Offshoring of American Jobs: An Economic Catastrophe in the Making?
Secondarily, it's due to the capture of almost the entirety of the mass media by the ultrawealthy, and its transformation in their hands into an incredibly effective instrument of propaganda on their own behalf.
Worst of all, the offshoring trend is accelerating, and is almost certain to accelerate even faster in the future; and if this occurs it will make for tremendous economic turbulence, which will make it difficult to even guess what to retrain for.
Since jobs that are offshored are gone for good, the very likely fate of a person who has lost a manufacturing job is to eventually get a lower-paid job after a long period of unemployment — and that represents a permanent or semi-permanent loss of income.
progressiveliving.org /editorial_offshoring_American_jobs.htm   (2830 words)

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