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"Procurement leaders have always been notorious for having stanch watchdogs at the company gate, and demonstrating responsible protection of corporate assets is inherent in their DNA," suggested Scott Wilson, partner at Brown-Wilson. "However, national protectionism in terms of swaying decision-makers away from offshore outsourcing is indicative of the underlying sentiments of the American electorate, and it is working its way into BPO buyer decisions,"
Payment best practices BPO U-turn: Outsourced Procurement Seen Bucking Offshore Trend and Going Protectionist Black Book of Outsourcing ﬁnds U.S. companies than half of their workers employed offshore, re- declaring only domestic suppliers need apply for gardless of whether they were U.S.-headquartered, business process outsourcing services; public senti- according to Brown-Wilson. ment seen creeping into BPO decisions Why is protectionism hitting the procurement outsourcing sector so hard? Chief financial officers and top procurement ex- “Procurement leaders have always been notori- ecutives in the United States and U.K. increasingly ous for having stanch watchdogs at the company are looking to domestic providers of procurement gate, and demonstrating responsible protection of outsourcing services, even as they seek to expand corporate assets is inherent in their DNA,” suggest- their use of business process outsourcing (BPO) to ed Scott Wilson, partner at Brown-Wilson. “How- reduce costs, according to the latest “Black Book of ever, national protectionism in terms of swaying Outsourcing” report from Brown-Wilson Group. decision-makers away from offshore outsourcing Seventy-four percent of U.S. CFOs and procure- is indicative of the underlying sentiments of the ment executives in a recent survey by Brown- American electorate, and it is working its way into Wilson said that they would have a preference for BPO buyer decisions.” domestic BPO service providers. One well-known American corporation went as far as to state that it For more on this story, go to would not consider bids from vendors with more http://www.sdcexec.com/10845. Advertorial Solutions-based Intelligence for Supply Chain ROI SURVIVAL KIT By David McClimon, ADR North America Diving Diesel Prices and Sinking Carrier Capacity The spike and subsequent plunge in diesel prices over the When the economy turns, capacity is not likely to come back last six months turned out to be only a tease
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