The Vested Outsourcing Manual: A Guide for Creating Successful Business and Outsourcing Agreements
Co-Authors: Kate Vitasek, Mike Ledyard and Karl Manrodt
Co-Author info: Lecturers, Center for Executive Education
Publication Date: February 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Synopsis: Change is the new status quo in today’s business world. New smart, lean, and more efficient methods for increasing a company’s market share and top line have been created, and the adoption of their methods and practices will be the differentiator between growth or failure in this new business environment. In Vested Outsourcing, supply-chain innovator and lead researcher Kate Vitasek has created a new business model that will transform outsourcing procedures the way business management strategies Six Sigma and Lean improved production processes in the 1980s and 90s. Based on a research study by the University of Tennessee with the United States Air Force, Vitasek has identified the top 10 critical (and often invisible) flaws inherent in almost all outsourced business relationships. She then shows organizations how to reinvent their outsourcing relationships to ignite innovation, improve service, lower costs and increase profit.