As the freight and transport industry continues to grow bigger and more competitive, certain outsourcing tasks have turned from a global trend to a norm due to the convenience and savings it brings. We are not talking about the basic functions we used to pass on to BPOS like IT and customer care. Now, we can even outsource specialized fields like creative solutions services to back office offshoring solutions.
Ever Considered Outsourcing Project Management? It’s Now Possible.
The more particular the tasks are, the more apt it is to be outsourced. A good example is project management. In the past, it was viewed as an odd sort of job whose need for experts is kind of limited. Nowadays, the demand for project managers is continuously growing. The challenge lies in the fact that experienced pros in this field are not that many. Good thing outsourcing exists.
The transport and logistics sector is turning to third-party project managers to do the nitty-gritty in complex projects. With an increased demand the in-house team of a company faces, it’s always good to know that you can get outsider muscle to handle the job.
What Do I Need to Consider Before Outsourcing?
The idea of hiring additional hands from outside sources who have the right skill sets and knowledge of your industry is a very challenging task. A perspective coming from outside your company can speak impartially and handle any form of internal dissension better than your own biased, in-house project management guy. The independent voice of an outsider is also critical in times of crisis when the biases of your team can quickly take over and obscure the benefits of a much needed change in the process.
What Can We Expect from Outsourcing?
A lot of startling developments have happened within the recruitment industry since the BPO boom. As we have noticed in recent years, headhunters have started scouting possible additions to the workforce through social media. The manual ways of yore eats up a lot of time and effort, which you do not really need to sweat on if you let others do the tasks for you. In fact, almost anything can be sent to third-party supplier.
Your marketing team can now outsource creative solutions to a BPO – and through an outsourced digital team – even data gathering can be a breeze.
The things I’ve mentioned above are just some of the cool aspects of outsourcing. Think of any process in the office that you need to offload and there is always someone willing to do it for you.
Speaking of creative solutions, we can look at what the fashion industry is doing, which is to delegate designing to design and creative teams from different parts of the globe. Even big-time players like Levi’s, Nike and Puma, send their creative tasks to third-party suppliers who may offer fresher perspectives.
Keeping the things mentioned above in mind, here’s a final question: Is there still a job out there – aside from production and higher management duties – you cannot outsource?
Hard question, isn’t it?