Global Sourcing Teleconference - Sourcing for Competitive Value: Approaches for Optimizing Delivery
Presented by Robert E. Zahler and Introductions by Deborah S. Thoren-PedenMr Zahler, a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's Global Sourcing group, has been practicing law for more than 25 years.
Mr. Zahlerparticipates in a wide range of legal work at Pillsbury, with specific emphasis on sourcing, both information technology outsourcing (ITO) and business process outsourcing (BPO). Mr. Zahler's work includes counseling and negotiating large-scale facilities management, information technology outsourcing and business process outsourcing arrangements (both onshore and offshore), the structuring of telecommunications and managed network services transactions, the development of systems integration and custom system contracts, the protection of intellectual property rights and the licensing of computer software.
After a brief introduction to the various forms of outsourcing, the presentation will summarize current market trends for both business process outsourcing (BPO) and information technology outsourcing (ITO), explain the need and value for companies to develop comprehensive sourcing strategies, describe alternative approaches for adopting the sourcing paradigm, and address the details of structuring, negotiating and documenting an outsourcing transaction. The objective is to combine the theory and practice of outsourcing to identify ways in which Consumer and Retail companies can use the various available sourcing options to reduce costs, improve service delivery quality and gain flexibility in responding to their own quickly changing business requirements. Topics to be covered include:
Outsourcing suppliers – both big and small
What is a sourcing strategy and how to develop one
Alternative sourcing (operating) models
What it takes to complete a sourcing transaction
Avoiding the outsourcing pitfalls
For more information please contact Rachelle Hester at +1.213.488.7191.