Outsourcing: a strategic risk

Relph, Aaron and Parker, David (2014) Outsourcing: a strategic risk. Management Services, 58 3: 20-24.

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Author Relph, Aaron
Parker, David
Title Outsourcing: a strategic risk
Journal name Management Services   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0307-6768
Publication date 2014
Sub-type Article (original research)
Open Access Status
Volume 58
Issue 3
Start page 20
End page 24
Total pages 5
Place of publication Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom
Publisher Institute of Management Services
Language eng
Abstract Many companies use outsourcing as a strategy to reduce costs throughout the supply chain function, with the intention of reducing negative impacts to services, while meeting customers' demands. The logistics sector in Australia is worth approximately A$57 billion or 9% of Australia's GDP according to the Bureau of Transport Economics in their 2001 report. However, reducing operational costs and improving the bottom line using outsourcing of non-core business related activities needs to be approached with caution. Before assuming a one-model fits all situation, a company should evaluate the benefits, relationships, risks, and balance of power in equation of pricing that is specific to its particular needs.
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