A veteran-owned small business, Dallas-based Alsbridge, Inc. provides dedicated IT outsourcing advisory services, assisting clients in diverse aspects of IT infrastructure, business processes, hardware and software, cloud computing, IT applications, and network carrier services. An Alsbridge Managing Consultant offered some tips for visiting vendor sites.
The success of strategic outsourcing initiatives often hinges around selecting a “best-fit” partner with robust delivery capacities and personnel well equipped to meet specific needs and challenges. Vendor site visits should be incorporated as an essential part of the decision making process, with core team members and stakeholders visiting potential sites in-person over the course of a full week. It is critical to prepare itineraries and travel plans well in advance, as common off-shore destinations such as India, China, and Southeast Asian countries may require visas, vaccinations, and other country specific precautions.