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Articles from June

Can This Marriage Be Saved?
Strategic outsourcing is often compared to marriage-and that's as it should be, says Gene Slowinski, managing partner of the Alliance Management Group consulting firm in Gladstone, NJ. "I've learned more about alliances from marriage counselors than...
Leaps of Faith
As companies get more involved with strategic outsourcing, they realize that when they work together as a team, they get far better results. But that takes a real leap of faith. Here are three companies that have made the leap-and will leap again. BRITISH...
Managing Partner's Message: The Power and Promise of Strategic Outsourcing
If you're like most chief executives, the one thought that most often keeps you up at night is, "How can I help my organization remain successful?" Since the 1980s, we've all gone through the reengineering, the reinventing, the redefining to make sure...
Side by Side
Strategic sourcing and alliances test many conventional ideas-how we relate to vendors, how we compete, even the distinctions between corporation and outside world. They represent new ground for most organizations-and moving to that ground requires action...
The Best of Both Worlds
Over the years, Mary Kay really changed its philosophy toward outsourcing. We used to look at it for cost savings or perhaps for a limited, short-term capacity boost. There was a time, I think, when we were kind of insular and maybe a little cocky in...