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Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage

Business Process Outsourcing: The Competitive Advantage

Rick L. Click, Thomas N. Duening

ISBN: 978-0-471-70097-5

Nov 2004

241 pages

$71.99

Description

Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) is becoming the new revolution as company's of all sizes are seeking to take advantage of this source of competitive advantage.
This book provides a step-by-step approach to understanding the application of Business Process Outsourcing, assessing the BPO opportunity in the company, and then managing the transition to BPO. It serves as a guide to implementing BPO and as a reference source to solving the variety of issues that may arise during a BPO initiative. Each chapter features a case study, insight from a practitioner, focus on how BPO affects people, and ethical considerations.
* Discusses both the how and why of business process outsourcing with a straightforward ""how to"" approach.
* Provides managers with the tools to analyse the BPO opportunities for their own firms, as well as techniques and strategies for managing a BPO initiative.
* Empowers businesses of all sizes to take advantage of this all-encompassing business revolution.
Foreword.

Preface.

Acknowledgments.

PART ONE: BPO Overview.

CHAPTER 1: What Is So Revolutionary about BPO?

CHAPTER 2: Who Is Using BPO and How?

PART TWO: To BPO or Not to BPO?

CHAPTER 3: Identify and Select the BPO Opportunity.

CHAPTER 4: Identify and Manage the Costs of BPO.

PART THREE: BPO Vendor Selection.

CHAPTER 5: Identify and Select a BPO Vendor.

CHAPTER 6: BPO Contracts.

PART FOUR: Executing an Outsourcing Project.

CHAPTER 7: Managing the BPO Transition.

CHAPTER 8: Managing the Buyer–Vendor Relationship.

CHAPTER 9: Infrastructure Considerations and Challenges.

CHAPTER 10: Business Risks and Mitigation Strategies.

PART FIVE: The Future of BPO.

CHAPTER 11: Future Potential for BPO.

Endnotes.

Index.