Top tips for a successful outsourcing deal

Gurjit Degun
28 December 2013
Procurement professionals must be intelligent, balanced and fair customers if they are to outsource successfully.
In the latest edition of Supply Business – published in January, Jim Reed, director of procurement at the University of Nottingham, advises on the best way to manage an outsourcing agreement.
Top tips outlined by Reed include:
• Set up the outsourcing agreement with your eyes open and with extreme care
• Manage the outsourcer throughout the period of the contract
• Prepare for exit at the start of the contract and continue to prepare throughout the period of the outsourcing agreement
• Exit, renew or retender with care and consideration
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