“You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.” That’s what the swashbuckling character Inigo Montoya says in the 1987 cult movie The Princess Bride, in response to the villainous Vizzini’s repeated and incongruous exclamations of “Inconceivable!” While comically captivating, Inigo’s observation holds a potential lesson for executives […]
Vendor Management and Governance is all about the big picture – maintaining transparency into the multi-vendor ecosystem and ensuring that all the moving parts are seamlessly integrated and aligned. But the high-level oversight that characterizes effective vendor management must be built on a foundation of operational detail, characterized by process consistency and adherence to standards […]
As threats to cyber security become increasingly ominous, sophisticated and unpredictable, CIOs must address risks ranging from denial of service attacks to natural disasters to disgruntled employees. Global organizations must also manage complex networks of service providers and scores of third-party suppliers, many of whom have access to customers, sensitive data and critical technology. In […]
In today’s outsourcing marketplace, complex, multi-vendor service delivery models offer the potential benefit of leveraging best-of-breed capabilities. However, they also pose the formidable challenge of integrating and coordinating myriad players with varying roles and responsibilities and ensuring collaboration among a disparate team of providers. In addition, increasingly stringent regulatory requirements in many industries put the […]
Executives today manage increasingly complex contracts and service delivery structures, and must meet increasingly high expectations regarding business value, continuous improvement and compliance to a changing regulatory landscape. In this environment, the Vendor Management Office (VMO) has emerged as a critical governance and oversight tool. Designed to facilitate collaboration within the sourcing model as well […]
David England, Director “The best contract is the one you never have to pull out of the drawer.” That adage describes the idyllic sourcing relationship of old – one built on trust, open communication and aligned objectives. In such an environment, specific contractual terms and obligations rarely need to be called upon, since both sides […]
Complying with regulations on third-party oversight represents an urgent imperative for banks and financial services firms. Oversight of any given third-party provider involves a number of functions and business units with widely varying priorities and areas of focus, and requires clearly delineating lines of responsibility and ownership. A Vendor Management Office (VMO) can play a […]
Vendor selection considerations with Frank Casale, OI and Ram Ariyur, SLK Global.
Frank Casale, CEO, Outsourcing Institute discusses with colleagues why there is a common disconnect between outsourcing buyers and providers.
By- Outsourcing Institute
Selecting the right sourcing provider for long-term success.