When a US internal forecasting organisation (IFO) outsourced Product Life Cycle Management forecasting the project began with good intentions all round but ended with mediocre results. What happened: 1. The IFO created the outsourcing process, provided guidelines in drafting the vendor agreement, and screened vendors. But after awarding the contract to a very reputable vendor, it removed itself from the process. 2. The client showed little interest in managing the project due to a lack of resour...

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3.2.2 Develop product lifecycle &development timing target
2.4.2 Create and implement outsourcing strategy
5.2.2 Work with suppliers/outsourced contractors

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