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Throwback Thursday: The Origins of Failure for ERP – Jon Hansen on the Coupa Cabana

April 24, 2014

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Keeping within the spirit of the social media world’s Throwback Thursday practice – I have used an old photo from my days as President of a publicly traded software company to comply with the image requirement – I thought that I would share the following article that was posted on the Coupa Cabana blog back […]

A Paradigm Shift in Contracting Sensibilities? by Jon Hansen

March 27, 2013

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Just this morning I received a notification of an upcoming seminar series presented under the heading “A seminar on Relational Outsourcing Management: Source Relationships, Not Deals or Transactions!”  I am of course quite familiar with both the phrase sourcing relationships not deals, as well as the organization behind the seminar; Strategic Relationships Solutions Inc.  You […]

Check Out My New Paper On How To Make Your Outsourcing Initiatives Successful

December 3, 2012

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Use the SlideShare Personal Viewer to read and download the new executive brief on How To Make Your Outsourcing Initiatives Successful: 30

Outsourcing by Colin Cram FCIPS

November 9, 2012

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Since 1990 it has sometimes seemed that no UK government could outsource enough. The Labour Party, for the information of those readers outside the UK, is generally thought to be the most left wing of the main political parties and, as its name suggests, has a close relationship with the trades unions. However, when it […]

Relational Outsourcing: Contracting Will Never Be The Same!

March 22, 2012

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When I was asked to review a new seminar on outsourcing contracting I have to admit that the “been there – done that” sentiment almost immediately came to mind. It is not that I am naturally cynical it is just that so many seminars relating to the contracting process seem to advocate a dot the […]

Outsourcing is often blamed for the loss of jobs, but is this a fair assessment?

February 21, 2012

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The article draws coloration between outsourcing and job reduction. Outsourcing may be a cost reduction strategy but not an HR transformation strategy. If a private company can do the work better it only means that current operations is inefficient. By outsourcing it, you essentially get your hands on new capabilities to do it better by […]

Sourcing Relationships Not Deals: The New Paradigm in Outsource Contracting

February 10, 2012

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“This seminar bridges the disconnect between executive vision and practical front line execution. It is unlike any I have seen or been a part of.” When I was asked to review a new seminar on outsourcing contracting I have to admit that the been there – done that sentiment almost immediately came to mind. It […]

Failure and a lack of preparation pose the greatest risk to public sector shared services success

May 19, 2011

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Editor’s Note: The one time I open myself up to the possibility that a shared services strategy actually worked, and look what happens . . . This being said the following is my original post referencing my coverage of Arbuthnot’s April 2010 presentation at the 3rd Annual Business of Government Summit.  While I will always […]

UK public sector veteran Cram stirs the pot of both creative thinking and controversy

May 18, 2011

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The following is an excerpt from the May 16th, 2011 article by 30 plus year UK public sector expert Colin Cram titled “Connecting the dots: shared services” which appeared in the guardian.co.uk Procurement Leaders Network website. The public sector needs to take advantage of economies of scale and join up its services states Colin Cram […]

Teague post in the Procurement Leaders blog regarding the repatriation of call centers timely, but is it too narrow in it’s focus?

January 31, 2011

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I have for some time, been covering the impact of government policy in key areas such as outsourcing and offshoring including its economic effect in relation to the Clark and Fourastie three (now four) sector hypothesis regarding the evolution of a wealthy nation’s economy.  You can access these as well as other links from past […]

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