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Global outsourcing to take back seat

A US-based law firm,in its recent report,has pointed out that demand for global outsourcing will take a backseat.

Written by Agencies | Houston |
January 31, 2009 4:41:07 pm

A US-based law firm,in its recent report,has pointed out that demand for global outsourcing will take a backseat in coming years as the economic troubles has hit the industry hard worldwide.

The report from law firm ‘Morrison Foerster’s Sourcing Practice’ points out that firms that negotiated outsourcing contracts in the past five years “could not have possibly anticipated economic upheaval on the scale that we are witnessing today”.

As a result,those outsourcing contracts may need to be re-structured to better match desired costs and services levels,the report says.

There may be opportunities to relax certain service levels in those deals in the current market that could provide cost savings or in some cases,there may be some services that could not be handled in-house during a busy economic time,but during a recession could easily be taken back in-house.

Various services and functions within companies will continue during the ongoing global recession,but for US companies,the rate of outsourcing may slow slightly and more companies may take a closer look at their existing outsourcing deals for cost reduction opportunities.

The report also says that as threats of terrorism remain a concern in many global markets,companies will re-visit their outsourcing decisions with an eye towards risk management and business continuity,which could also lead to the adoption of more on-shore solutions.

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