Disadvantages of Outsourcing

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Disadvantages of Outsourcing
Cliff
All the above mentioned benefits made me think: OK, but what are the limitations and disadvantages of outsourcing? I can think of these:
1. Less management control over the outsourced activities
2. Increased overhead costs (for the activities which are not being outsourced).
3. Potential security or confidentiality issues.
4. Complexity, resulting in a slower reaction to changing circumstances.
5. Potential quality issues, resulting in irritated clients, lower sales.
 

 
Outsourcing is just a myth...
Bas
Disadvantages...?
The efficiency gains which are supposed to be achieved by externalizing activities are mostly unproven, unless maybe in reports...Sign up
 

 
Disadvantages of Outsourcing
CROOS
Reduced sales, Loss of control, Slow responce time, Quality problems, Can't understand foreign accents, Slow resolution times, Can't produce desire...Sign up
 

 
Outsourcing Disadvantages
SH Ong
Some additional comments from my personal experience after Cliff-USA: 1. Devastated brand name in long term if limited commitment of Service Pr...Sign up
 

 
Outsourcing Disadvantage
Vivek Singh
The disadvantages of o/s are of different nature according to the type and amount of o/s. For example in a construction project o/s can be done...Sign up
 

 
Outsourcing's disadvantage
nickdu
In some developing countries, most 3rd party companies only have the cost advantage, and their staff"s quality is not high, so you can not let them ke...Sign up
 

 
Disadvantages of Outsourcing
Steve Balogun
Agreed that outsourcing has many advantages, but to me, its disavantages seem to over weight the advantages:
1.The activities outsourced may be ...Sign up
 

 
Disadvantages?
Tim
I will preface this by saying that I work for an IT outsourcer. I speak to many prospects & customers regarding these issues. When I read all of the...Sign up
 

 
Still more Disadvantages / Risks of Outsourcing
H. Zoomers
- Loss of Core Competence (if associated with the outsourced functions)
- Discontinuity of Service (in case the outsoucing supplier...Sign up
 

 
Reasons for Backsourcing of Information Systems
Maarten de Groot
Here is my contribution on disadvantages of outsourcing:
Natasha F. Veltri, Carol Saunders, C. Bruce Kavan write in California Managemen...Sign up
 

 
Outsourcing Disadvantage
Ad Mertens, General Manager, Netherlands, Member
A disadvantage of outsourcing is in the issues that cannot be managed, or only at costs higher than the value of the advantages. Many of the disadvan...Sign up
 

 
Outsourcing: Disadvantage ....?
Siphelo Colbert Nqeketho, Strategy Consultant, South Africa, Member
Main disadvantages: competitor threat and loss of touch with your market.
I agree with Tim; most disadvantages mentioned above expose our ...Sign up
 

 
Disadvantages of Outsourcing
JOE PLANGE, HR PRACTITIONER, Ghana, Member
It's good to give all the lectures and theories about outsourcing, but does outsourcing really bring the needed strategic focus? Can it really ...Sign up
 

 
Disadvantages or Risks
de Ruiter, Project Manager, Netherlands, Member
In line with Tim, several of the disadvantages mentioned are not disadvantages but risks which need to be managed.
Some of these risks als...Sign up
 

 
 

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