In our current economy, many employers have chosen to outsource work efforts in order to save payroll and productions costs. But many of these same companies have begun to insource –returning outsourced operations in-house. Transitioning from outsourcing to insourcing comes with many pitfalls to navigate. Establish a solid plan to return operations to local settings before making moves in an insourcing direction. Dedicate a team to plan the move during a time most opportune for the company, keeping in mind that insourcing generally takes 6 to 12 months to occur. Coordinate insourcing around high-impact production schedules, for example.
Next, remember that outsourcing involves drafting numerous contracts. Before terminating them, assign legal representatives and an insourcing team to read the contracts, ensuring that they understand all termination clauses and provisos before severing outsourcing agreements. Lastly, have the insourcing team clearly define the new employment positions the move will create and in some cases make redundant, since not all outsourcing posts translate cleanly to insourcing ones.
A professional sourcing firm, Alsbridge possesses the knowledge and experience to help companies execute sourcing transition services. For more information on insourcing, contact Alsbridge representatives at www.alsbridge.com.