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Outsourcing & Offshoring OVERVIEW

Outsourcing will be an approximately $507 billion global industry in 2014, with significant emphasis on three broad areas: 1) logistics, sourcing and distribution services; 2) information technology services, including the creation of software and the management of computer centers; and 3) business process outsourcing (BPO) areas such as call centers, financial transaction processing and human resources management.Offshoring, as opposed to outsourcing, covers such a wide variety of nations, products and practices that it is difficult to put a number on the size of the market.
    A significant share of offshoring revenue is created by contract manufacturing of electronics, laptop computers, tablet computers, cellular telephones and items such as iPods.
    Another major sector in offshoring is contract manufacturing of shoes, apparel and accessories.
    Contract electronics manufacturing is estimated at $381 billion for 2014 by analysts at IHS.Offshore cost savings have become less advantageous, as wages and operating costs have been rising rapidly in the business and manufacturing centers of China and India.
    Leading offshore services providers, such as IT consulting giant Wipro, have been opening offices and making acquisitions in America and Europe—the locales of some of their leading customers, as offshore firms become more global and mature in nature.
    In many cases, performance and customer satisfaction are as important as cost.Products manufactured offshore for corporations that are headquartered in the U.S., Canada, Japan and other developed


Industry Overview Video


  • -Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)

  • -Benchmark Electronics Inc

  • -Acxiom Corp

  • -Affiliated Computer Services Inc

  • -Randstad Holding NV

  • -Alliance Data Systems Corporation

  • -Amdocs Ltd

  • -Aon Hewitt

  • -Aramark

  • -Ariba Inc

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Industry Statistics

  • Services Supplied to Foreign & U.S. Markets Through Cross-Border Trade & Through Affiliates: 1990-2012
  • U.S. Quarterly Trade in Private Services by Type: 2012-2013
  • U.S. Trade in Private Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2008-2012
  • U.S. Trade in Private Services by Affiliation & by Type: 2003-2007
  • U.S. Trade in Private Services by Affiliation & by Type: 1999-2002
  • Estimated Revenue for Professional, Scientific & Technical Services Firms, U.S.: 2008-2012
  • Top 50 Countries Exporting Textiles & Apparel to the U.S., All MFA Fibers: 2013-2014
  • Top Ten Suppliers & Destinations of U.S. Computers & Electronic Products: 2009-3rd Quarter 2014

Top Companies Profiled

The following is a partial listing for this industry. As a subscriber, you will have access to the leading companies and top growth companies. This includes publicly-held, private, subsidiary and joint venture companies, on a global basis as well as in the U.S.

  • Automatic Data Processing Inc (ADP)
  • Benchmark Electronics Inc
  • Acxiom Corp
  • Affiliated Computer Services Inc
  • Randstad Holding NV
  • Alliance Data Systems Corporation
  • Amdocs Ltd
  • Aon Hewitt
  • Aramark
  • Ariba Inc

Industry Trends Analyzed Include:

  • Pros and Cons of Outsourcing & Offshoring
  • BPO and KPO: White-Collar and Professional Tasks Are Offshored to a Growing Extent
  • Nearshoring and Reshoring Keep Operations Closer to Home
  • Health Care Goes Offshore, Medical Tourism and Clinical Trials Continue in China, India and Elsewhere
  • From Korea to India to Singapore to China, Nations Compete Fiercely in Biotech Development
  • Offshoring to India Drives Changes in Global Consulting
  • Outsourcing & Offshoring Boom in China Challenged by Rising Wages, Employee Demands and Regulation
  • R&D Expands in Chinese Research Parks/Patent Filings Soar
  • Offshore Research, Development & Engineering Grows in India, Singapore, Taiwan and Korea
  • Wages Rise in China/Vietnam, Cambodia and Other Countries Gain Manufacturing Market Share
  • The Vast Majority of Shoes Sold in the U.S. Are Made Elsewhere
  • Many Industry Sectors Seek Consulting and Outsourcing Income, Competing with Pure Consultancies
  • Corporate Clients Want Solid Returns on IT Investments
  • Original Design Manufacturing (ODM) and Contract Electronics Manufacturing Continue to Grow
  • Globalization and Worldwide Collaboration Fuel the Research Efforts of Major Corporations
  • 3PL Supply Chain Management Evolves to Serve the Global Market
  • Hi-Tech Manufacturing Collaboration Spans the Globe
  • Outsourcing of Automobile Component Manufacturing/Design

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