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Pent-optimism Will Lead to a Bust-Loose Second Half of ’21
Everest Group Research Demonstrates Resiliency of Industry and Bright Outlook  

In opening OWS21, IAOP CEO Debi Hamill noted, “we are nothing, if not resilient.” 

And the latest findings presented by research partner, Everest Group on the impact of COVID-19 on the global economy demonstrated our industry’s ability to withstand the ups and downs of the past year. As further testimony of the constant need to adapt to change, Michel Janssen, Chief Research Officer, Everest Group, made his video keynote presentation from Dallas, Texas, during historic winter ice storms that left him without regular power.   

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Leadership Hall of Fame Profile: Middle America Sourcing Star Monty Hamilton
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Leadership Hall of Fame Profile: Women Leadership Champion Marsha Clark
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Leadership Hall of Fame Profile: Mars Mentor Angela Mangiapane
GBS Leader Lives the Company’s Values

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Putting the Impact Sourcing Pieces Together
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OWS21: The IAOP Community Prevailed
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Free Associate Membership Required The Journey Toward Intelligent Automation | Defined as the application of robotic process automation (RPA) along with artificial intelligence (AI) technologies such as machine learning, natural language processing and computer vision, Intelligent Automation (IA) is bringing fundamental changes to how enterprises operate. Both the work (i.e., business processes) and the worker (i.e., resources) are evolving at breakneck speeds. The workforce now includes machines with software intelligence that enable enterprises to handle unstructured data rapidly, achieve savings within 6-9 months, achieve 100% ROI by the second year, and achieve above 90% efficiency gains. Beyond these hard business benefits, IA brings new skills that enable people to develop entirely new processes, essentially carving out new directions to expand what’s possible for their enterprises. More »

Free Associate Membership Required Blockchain and IoT Revolutionizing Supply Chain Management | Supply chain management can be defined simply as a baseball game… You must be wondering how isn’t it? All the participants in the supply chain management are baseball players – each having a role such as a shortstop, catcher, and pitcher. They are assigned specific duties such as hitting, throwing, and fielding – for the sole purpose of their team being successful. More »

Free Associate Membership Required Impact Sourcing Webinar with IAOP's Global Impact Sourcing Award Winners: Intuit, Samasource, RuralShores, Harambee and GISC | IAOP believes that Impact Sourcing is an important means for the outsourcing industry to contribute to both business and social benefits, as well as to the economic development of regions we source from. Attendees had a front-row seat to a presentation given by our 2019 Global Impact Sourcing Award Winners, including speakers from Intuit, Samasource, RuralShores, and Harambee, who shared the what, how and why of their Impact Sourcing journey and programs.   This was followed by a presentation by Sara Enright, Program Director, Global Impact Sourcing Coalition, offering an update on this global effort to advance Impact Sourcing as a business best practice, and advice on how your organization can get started or scale up your Impact Sourcing initiatives in collaboration with peers.  More »

Free Associate Membership Required Automate Outsourcing Governance | Large corporations have been using outsourcing as a business transformation tool for decades. Although the service delivery is transferred to the vendor, the accountability remains with the client organization to ensure risks are managed, and the promised value is delivered. This is where Outsourcing Governance teams come into the picture. Organizations have performed outsourcing governance in silos and mostly manually. The outsourcing governance teams are usually understaffed and lack the tools to manage the engagements effectively. This fragmented and completely manual approach results in significant loss of the value expected from outsourcing engagments. What organizations need is a tool that can automate the outsourcing governance function and help maximize value. More »

Free Associate Membership Required Intelligent Process Automation | Predictions for the immediate and not too distant future all point in the same direction – putting your client at the heart of all operational activities will further erode organizational silos around the front, middle, and back office, leading to the emergence of new, borderless, client-centric organizations that can optimize the way value creation is executed. More »

Free Associate Membership Required Resolving Digital Dilemmas | The relentless evolution of opportunities and challenges presented by digital technologies, brings a corresponding business imperative for continuous digital transformation. But, the waves of disruptive change and the accompanying divergent choices they often present, can introduce unanticipated complications and uncertainties. We describe these as Digital Dilemmas. Businesses that understand the nature of these dilemmas and their options for resolution will be the ones that flourish on the journey to 2022 and beyond. More »

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