Read Proctor and Gamble – A Model of Innovative Outsourcing on pages 122 – 124 of the textbook, Reynolds, G.W. (2016). Information technology for managers (2nd ed.). Boston, MA: Cengage Learning.
After reading the case, write a 2-page analysis answering the following questions:
- Describe the main lessons both large companies and governments can take away from P&G’s success with outsourcing.
- P&G used several several strategic outsourcing partners in their outsourcing venture. Explain whether there is a difference between an outsourcing service provider and a partner.
- How does P&G’s strategic management system help it avoid the pitfalls of outsourcing? What risks does the system not address?
- P&G generated $83 billion in sales worldwide in 2013. What advantage does this give it in negotiating outsourcing contracts with its strategic partners? Can smaller companies achieve similar outsourcing success with a smart outsourcing strategy? Why or why not?
Please be sure to follow the APA style format in your writing, making sure that your answer is well supported using material from the book or any additional sources. Use at least five references in your paper and cite them properly. If material from any source (including the assigned case or book) is used, these references should be specified using the APA format. The font should be 12-point Times New Roman. The margins should be 1 inch all around. The line spacing should be single with no spacing between paragraphs.