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INTRODUCTION OF OUTSOURCING

 

Definition of outsourcing

Outsourcing is rapidly becoming an accepted management tool for redefining and re-energizing the corporation. It challenges today’s executive to rethink the traditional vertically integrated firm in favor of a more flexible organization structured around core competencies and long-term outside relationships. Outsourcing is being applied to every facet of the company –from fleet vehicle management to business support service to human resource staffing to information technology.

In an economy where most organizations can gain access to resources, sustainable competitive advantage has to come from intellectual capital, knowledge, and expertise. Outsourcing- with its focus on specialization, alliances, and innovation—has become one of the most widely used management tools for building and sustaining competitive advantages.