• What does your company’s employee mix look like these days? Does it use contingent workers alongside full-time employees? Is it not there yet but heading in that direction? Like most companies, yours is probably asking the question: How will our corporate real estate team provide workspaces for teams that fluctuate in size and shape
  • From self-driving vehicles and semi-autonomous robots to intelligent algorithms and predictive analytical tools, machines are increasingly capable of performing a wide range of jobs that have long been human domains. I am inclined to take a peek not just into the near-term future where automation, algorithms and machine learning technologies are being viewed
  • With Brexit, the French election and Africa’s continued explosion onto the outsourcing scene, the European, Middle Eastern and African (MENA) outsourcing industries should be on your radar screen to watch. Brexit and the European Outsourcing Industry The prospect of the United Kingdom exiting the European Union initially generated indecision with senior management in
  • Enticed by the freedom of working when, where and how they want, today’s employees increasingly are taking on short-term work, longer-term contract jobs or side “gigs” instead of permanent positions, with the advantages of flexibility, variety and the ability to follow their passions. Attractive among millennials and retirees who are less reliant on employer-paid benefits, the “gig economy” continues
  • Meet the First IAOP Scholarship Recipients [rara_column_wrap] [rara_column span=”3″] ADARSH SHETTY An ardent soccer fan from Dallas who is interested in a career in supply chain management and a passionate reader and blogger who worked in outsourcing in India before studying in the U.S. are IAOP’s first scholarship recipients. Graduate
  • Following the 2016 U.S. presidential election, increased focus has been placed on U.S. companies that leverage offshore talent, as well as the associated impact of offshoring on the U.S. economy. Through numerous proposed policies, the new presidential administration is prioritizing an “America First” agenda to promote American jobs and to protect the economy. Potential changes to
  • With robots potentially as not only your coworkers but also your competition, what capabilities and unique talents are essential to keep your job? We asked the co-chairs of IAOP’s Global Human Capital Chapter: What skills do humans need to compete with robots? *** KPMG A recent KPMG white paper titled Rise of the Humans states that automation
  • Every time we plug a device into a wall, click on a webpage, send an e-mail, text a friend, post a photo on Instagram or just call Mom, we activate a vast array of routers, servers, databases, landlines, cell towers, telephone switches, undersea cables and consumer devices. Together with the software that automates and controls
  • The sourcing community has spoken much about the possibility that service automation and rising protectionist sentiment will lead to massive reshoring of business services. But what is the reality? In this article, we seek to answer the question, “To what extent are organizations reshoring services as a consequence of automation, rising protectionist sentiment and/or other factors?” Using data from a variety
  • Women’s Voices Heard at The Summit As a young engineer working for a food technology company in Europe, Astrid Uka recalled that she was “super excited” to attend the company’s annual sales conference in 1996. But her bosses told her she couldn’t go. Because she was a woman. Before her current sourcing
  • State of the Industry From survey results to sentiments expressed by speakers and delegates, the outsourcing practice is being shaken up by new and emerging technologies, automation and robotics, geopolitical shifts, immigration reform, workplace demographic changes, and other outside influences. We are living in times of such fast-paced change that there’s great uncertainty.What does that mean
  • Global Impact Sourcing Makes an Impression at the Summit IAOP Working with New Coalition to Build More Inclusive Global Supply Chains IAOP and several of its leading members have joined with the Global Impact Sourcing Coalition (GISC) to help advance its goal of building more inclusive global supply chains by intentionally