Is the traditional Procurement Process Causing Outsourcing Deals to Fail? Alsbridge Gets Straight-to-the-point in a Roundtable Discussion Scheduled for 18th January 2006

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Alsbridge, the Independent Advisors on Outsourcing, Shared Services and Offshoring, today announce the topic of their next roundtable event taking place on 18th January 2006, London: “Does the traditional procurement process make outsourcing deals fail?”. The event, co-hosted by global law firm Morrison & Foerster, will be an opportunity for senior executives responsible for sourcing projects to share their experiences of procurement and outsourcing under Chatham House rules of confidentiality.

Alsbridge, the Independent Advisors on Outsourcing, Shared Services and Offshoring, today announce the topic of their next roundtable event taking place on 18th January 2006, London: “Does the traditional procurement process make outsourcing deals fail?”.

The event, co-hosted by global law firm Morrison & Foerster, will be an opportunity for senior executives responsible for sourcing projects to share their experiences of procurement and outsourcing under Chatham House rules of confidentiality. It is the first in a series of roundtable discussions organised by Alsbridge, all of which are designed to tackle head-on those issues that, until now, have been skirted around.

The decision to commence their 2006 programme with this particular theme was borne from a growing awareness both that many deals fail to meet the expectations of the parties, and that the BPO supplier community is increasingly frustrated by their perceived inability to differentiate themselves and propose optimal solutions to clients.

Rick Simmonds, Alsbridge partner comments, “The traditional process is expensive and time-consuming and is not delivering the results expected – the market is increasingly dissatisfied with it and we are looking to co-develop a more creative and collaborative, but by no means less rigorous, approach to the outsourcing buying and contracting process which will result in sustainable deals efficiently arrived at”.

Individuals with an interest in being invited to the event should contact Helen Ricardo on +44(0) 20 7242 0666. Places are strictly limited.

Notes

1. Alsbridge partner, Rick Simmonds, is an established industry leader with a successful track record in both Outsourcing Consultancy and building BPO businesses for major players. He has extensive BPO and ITO deal experience, and has played a key role on deals with the London Stock Exchange, Exel, Shell, Agilent, Jardine Matheson, Nestlé and others.

About Alsbridge

Alsbridge (http://www.Alsbridge.com) is the premier consulting firm providing unbiased advice on the use of Outsourcing, Shared Services and Offshoring for functions such as Information Technology (IT), Human Resources (HR), Finance & Accounting (F&A), Customer Relationship Management (CRM), Procurement, and other business processes. With a global presence across North America, Europe and Asia Pacific, we provide clients with unmatched functional experience and in-depth industry knowledge. We help clients reduce costs, improve processes and maximize shareholder value through the use of both onshore and offshore Outsourcing and Shared Services.

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