Procurement & Outsourcing

Get Outsourcing Success – With Performance Management

Get Outsourcing Success – With Performance Management

Outsourcing is increasingly becoming a top strategic management tool as companies focus on their core business. This involves turning over responsibility for work process and results to someone else. The track record of the outsourcing company, combined with effective performance measurements, ensures you get better performance from your outsourcing company than from traditionally managed services. […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By January 2, 2015 0 Comments Read More →
Stop Measuring and Start Managing your Contractor’s Performance

Stop Measuring and Start Managing your Contractor’s Performance

Managing contractor Performance is important not only to ensure the contractual relationship works, but because the service the contractor delivers is important to your own success, whether it’s an internal service or a customer facing service. If they fail, you fail. Managing the performance of the service in this environment is key to minimizing your […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By June 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Adopt these 7 Best Practices from Outsourcing Companies

Adopt these 7 Best Practices from Outsourcing Companies

Outsourcing is a huge industry, with outsourcing being used by small and large corporations with local and even international portfolios. There is a reason they are successful in getting the attention and the business from large sophisticated corporations. While their success is based on some very specific advantages that are hard to reproduce in smaller […]

By May 20, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
Outsourcing Success – The Stay-Back-Team’s Role

Outsourcing Success – The Stay-Back-Team’s Role

Successful outsourcing doesn’t just mean selecting the right service provider; you also need an effective stay back team in place. The stay back team is the cornerstone of any outsourcing initiative and is an important link between your corporation’s business and the service provider, not only from the onset of the RFP process and ensuing […]

By April 15, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
One Step Re-Engineering through Outsourcing

One Step Re-Engineering through Outsourcing

Staying competitive in your marketplace means you must constantly look inward and examine the opportunities to improve processes, systems and ultimately, results. Outsourcing a business process can sometimes be a quicker, more effective way of achieving the same or even better results as re-engineering with less overall effort. The Outsourcing Institute considers outsourcing to be […]

By March 31, 2014 0 Comments Read More →
In-House or Outsource? The Right Answer

In-House or Outsource? The Right Answer

There are many debates about whether to outsource or manage in-house, whether full-outsourcing or subcontracting separate services. It’s always amusing when someone, usually someone with experience only on one side of the equation, or someone selling procuremement or outsourcing services, says that one way is better than the other. Having been in-house, with an outsourcing […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By November 19, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
5 Techniques to Get Better Responses to your RFP Procurement for Services

5 Techniques to Get Better Responses to your RFP Procurement for Services

Evaluating procurement responses to your RFP, RFQ or tender  is a critical yet often painful process. You want enough information to evaluate the bidders, yet you get widely varying responses that don’t always answer your questions and sometimes don’t reflect their true capabilities. This makes it hard to evaluate. Bidders aren’t usually very good at […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By August 9, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Writing Proposals and Bids: 8 Things You Need to Do Differently

Writing Proposals and Bids: 8 Things You Need to Do Differently

Writing proposals and bids, whether it’s a three-page sole-source proposal or 100-page response to a public RFP takes time and effort to write and you don’t want to waste that effort. About Michel TheriaultMichel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By July 17, 2013 0 Comments Read More →
Procuring Services – Are You Asking The Right Questions?

Procuring Services – Are You Asking The Right Questions?

There is a simple mistake many Managers (or their procurement departments) make when writing the Request For Proposal (RFP) questions for services. I’ve seen it time and time again, having written my share of proposal responses both for past employers and for clients. I’ve also seen it when assessing procurement practices, procuring services and helped […]

About Michel Theriault

Michel is the founder of Success Fuel for Managers. He is an author, speaker and consultant focusing on topics relevant to Managers and aspiring Managers in businesses of all sizes who want to get results, get attention, and get ahead. He is also a contributor to Forbes and AllBusiness Experts . Michel is available for speaking engagements, training and consulting. Connect with him or send an email.

By March 31, 2013 0 Comments Read More →

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