24 August 2011

The how, why and what of offshoringDe hoe, waarom en wat van offshoringHur, varför och vad man offshorarWie, Warum und WaDas s des Offshorings

About Hugo Messer

Hugo Messer is a Dutch entrepreneur, distributed agile team specialist, and author. He is the founder and owner of Bridge Global, a software services provider, and ekipa.co., an agile coaching agency. He has been building and managing teams around the world for the past several years. His passion is to enable people that are spread across cultures, geography and time zones to cooperate. Whether it’s offshoring or nearshoring, he knows what it takes to make global cooperation work.

4 thoughts on “The how, why and what of offshoringDe hoe, waarom en wat van offshoringHur, varför och vad man offshorarWie, Warum und WaDas s des Offshorings
  1. I think that I have the same answer to you :) Cost saving is one of the advantages of doing Offshoring but You’re right, Hugo! nowadays Offshoring sometimes costs much more than we expect so I think the first reason is Offshoring gives us the possibility of hiring a wide arrange of individuals who can contribute more distinctive and innovative ideas. The second one is Cost-saving. With Offshoring we can also focus on its main functions and operations rather than focus on less significant but equally essential processes.
    I agree with Paul: offshoring become wider now. For getting Offshoring done well, there are many factors and the most is communication between Onshore and Offshore team: Language, cultural barriers, different time zone are always in top Offshoring’s problem “never underestimate that”.
    Thanks for sharing cuz I did not understand what you guys did discuss on Offshoring radio (language barrier again^^)

  2. Why outsource?
    Cost reductions were the driver in the traditional outsourcing and focusing at production.
    However several reviews show that between 33 and 45% of the companies doing outsourcing do not benefit costwise from their outsourcing, despite that 85% of the companies questioned have reduced their unit costs significantly. The reviews also reveals that having a clear strategy in place in average growths the savings by 16%.
    The second vawe of outsourcing – the version 2.0 – is about to get access to the global pool of talent and manufacturing – and it is driven by the business.

    It is more a geographical optimisation and market focus, where all processes are being questioned. The pre documentation and transaction based relations between the parties are being substituted by process integration. It handles complex processes with low risk due to the intensive dialog.
    And the achievement is cost reductions plus expension of competencies and with the entire company in focus.
    It is quite simple! 4 elements to consider

    Cost zoner (geografy)
    Barrier cost (crossing zones)
    Logistic zones (hours pr. truck)
    Time zones/windows (front or back office)

    And finally the management.
    As you have to work cross border and cross cultural you need to create a working universe with equal rules for everybody to ensure a basic efficiency – a business alignment model.

  3. I think the reason why companies would like to outsource their work is because, they wanted to specialize a virtual assistant services for taking care for there administrative, secretarial, clerical, and legal tasks. They can give General Office Support Services like database management and maintenance, etc,.

  4. I think the Business houses look at how fast and how good they can get the solution delivered in high quality . So they look at high quality and the availability of the talents and I think Outsourcing will happen where there is talent available.
    Software Engineers are used to work in Multicultural environments