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Outsourcing: How it works and why you need to know

Date:   Feb 28, 2018 - Feb 28, 2018
Time:   12:00 PM (EST)

About the webinar:

Outsourcing is a process whereby a company retains a service provider to perform some of its internal work process and activities (often transactional) and then monitors and controls the performance of the service provider.  This webinar will help answer some of the most common questions that many supply chain professionals are asking about outsourcing.  Having the answers will enable you to better understand the nature of these services and therefore you will be better able to assist your internal business partners when they decide to go to market for outsourcing services.  Topics covered in this webinar will include:

  • Why do businesses need outsourcing as an alternative business model?;
  • What are the perceived benefits, the risks and challenges of outsourcing?;
  • Which delivering models are most commonly marketed for these services?;
  • What services are available and from Who?; and finally

How can I support my internal clients in the acquisition of these services? Outsourcing is used to some degree or another in all large businesses - and it is becoming more common in medium and even small-sized businesses. It is essential that supply chain professional understand how it works.

About the Facilitator: Richard Venerus

Richard Venerus is the principal at RV Associates, (RVA) - a procurement consultancy with operations in Toronto and Calgary. RVA specializes in supporting and improving the performance of the strategic sourcing and contracting functions of our clients.

RVA offers a unique set of services: sourcing and negotiation, strategy development, contracting, process design, project and change management - as well as training. Procurement organizations lever RVA to increase operational speed and efficiency and improve supplier quality, delivery and price. We also support sales organizations with bid-shop services, such as RFP review and “client conscious” contract negotiation.

Richard Venerus is an experienced procurement leader and contract subject matter expert with direct experience in the technology, telecommunication transportation and banking sectors. He is also a qualified lawyer and holds an MBA.

Richard is a frequent instructor and skills trainer for RVA’s clients as well as for the Supply Chain Management Association (SCMA)


This webinar is worth 2 CPD credits and is eligible under the SCMAO Season's Pass.

*A maximum of 10 credits per three-year maintenance period may be claimed by participating in a webinar. 

Please note that no refunds or credits will be issued for missed webinars.



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