Outsourcing

A practice used by different companies to reduce costs by transferring portions of work to outside suppliers rather than completing it internally.

Outsourcing is an effective cost-saving strategy when used properly. It is sometimes more affordable to purchase a good from companies with comparative advantages than it is to produce the good internally. An example of a manufacturing company outsourcing would be Dell buying some of its computer components from another manufacturer in order to save on production costs. Alternatively, businesses may decide to outsource book-keeping duties to independent accounting firms, as it may be cheaper than retaining an in-house accountant.


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  • Outsourcing — bzw. Auslagerung bezeichnet in der Ökonomie die Abgabe von Unternehmensaufgaben und strukturen an Drittunternehmen. Es ist eine spezielle Form des Fremdbezugs von bisher intern erbrachter Leistung, wobei Verträge die Dauer und den Gegenstand der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Outsourcing — is the process of contracting a business function to someone else.[1] Contents 1 Overview 2 Reasons 3 Implications 3 …   Wikipedia

  • outsourcing — n. The practice of a business hiring another company or outside individuals to perform some of its work; subcontracting. See also independent contractor The Essential Law Dictionary. Sphinx Publishing, An imprint of Sourcebooks, Inc. Amy Hackney… …   Law dictionary

  • Outsourcing — Outsourcing,das:⇨Auslagerung …   Das Wörterbuch der Synonyme

  • outsourcing — s. m. 1. Contratação, feita por uma empresa, de serviços secundários relativamente à atividade principal da empresa. = TERCEIRIZAÇÃO 2. Serviços prestado através desse tipo de contratação.   ‣ Etimologia: palavra inglesa …   Dicionário da Língua Portuguesa

  • outsourcing — /autˈsursin(g), ingl. ˌautˈsɔːoutsourcingsɪŋ/ [vc. ingl. da to outsource «appaltare»] s. m. inv. (org. az.) terziarizzazione, esternalizzazione CONTR. internalizzazione …   Sinonimi e Contrari. Terza edizione

  • Outsourcing — Spin Off; Auslagerung; Ausgliederung; Outsourcen * * * Out|sour|cing 〈[ aʊtsɔ:sıŋ] n. 15; unz.; Wirtsch.〉 Verlagerung der Produktion eines Unternehmens ins Ausland (um Produktionskosten zu senken u. die Wettbewerbsfähigkeit zu erhalten); Ggs… …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Outsourcing — The practice of purchasing a significant percentage of intermediate components from outside suppliers. The New York Times Financial Glossary * * * outsource out‧source [ˈaʊtsɔːs ǁ sɔːrs] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES if a company,… …   Financial and business terms

  • outsourcing — Purchasing a significant percentage of intermediate components from outside suppliers. Bloomberg Financial Dictionary * * * outsource out‧source [ˈaʊtsɔːs ǁ sɔːrs] verb [transitive] HUMAN RESOURCES if a company, organization etc outsources its… …   Financial and business terms

  • outsourcing — /owt sawr sing, sohr /, n. Econ. the buying of parts of a product to be assembled elsewhere, as in purchasing cheap foreign parts rather than manufacturing them at home. [OUT + SOURCE + ING1] * * * ▪ economics       work arrangement made by an… …   Universalium

  • Outsourcing — Externalisation L externalisation, (en anglais outsourcing ; au québec: impartition), désigne le transfert de tout ou partie d une fonction d une organisation (entreprise ou administration) vers un partenaire externe. Elle consiste très… …   Wikipédia en Français

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