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The Future of Retail Outsourcing: Amazon vs. Walmart


WoW! Isn’t it amazing how quickly things change? In the early 2000’s, the very pinnacle of outsourcing was Walmart. Walmart didn’t outsource its own operations. Instead, it made history by working with offshore suppliers, introducing American consumers to low-cost Chinese … Continue reading

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Outsourcing’s Mickey Mouse Future!


Ever since the 2016 elections, America’s outsourced manufacturing has consistently been front-page news. Most of that news has been about manufacturing. Now news stories are shifting towards the larger world of foreign imports, rather than just outsourcing. That means new … Continue reading

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Regulating Outsourcing Creates Surprising Vendor Opportunities!


(Published in Outsourcing Magazine, 12/14/2016) During the election, Trump said that he would stop work from leaving America, and would tax offshored products at 35%. Weeks before Donald Trump is sworn in as President of the United States, he is … Continue reading

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Can Trump Bring Jobs Back To America?


(Previously Published in AndMagazine, 11/21/2016) During an election, politicians make promises. But after the election, we find out what truly matters. Their track record gives us clues, but, as pundits have pointed out, President-Elect Trump lacks a track record. He’s … Continue reading

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What will be the most important drivers of change in the global sourcing arena over the next decade, and why?


(Previously published in Outsourcing Magazine, on August 16, 2016) For the last few decades outsourcing has been on a journey… literally! Outsourcing once meant having another company do your work, perhaps on your property. Later, outsourcing meant moving work to the … Continue reading

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Outsourcing In the Age Of Disruption


President Elect, Donald John Trump. That’s going to take some getting used to. For everyone. His campaign told us that he would make America Grate again, and it does indeed Grate on the world’s collective nerves. The Japanese stock market … Continue reading

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Trick or Trump…. The November Surprise!


In an election where everything that can happen has happened, it’s hard to say if Trump has finally gone one step too far, or when he took that one step. Three weeks from the election, Trump is down in the … Continue reading

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