Define ”outsourcing” please
Does anybody define "outsourcing" please? but in English please
I guess it is something about imports and exports of products..
Thank you in advance
- Anonymous1 decade agoBest Answer
1. tr.v. (with object) To send out (work, for example) to an outside provider or manufacturer in order to cut costs.(工作外給)
Warner Bros to outsource jobs to India
2. To subcontract (work) to another company(外包); to contract work out; to obtain goods or services from an outside supplier(外購)
外包：Many companies outsource and hire consultants in order to maintain a flexible workforce
外購：She outsourced a supply of carpet; They are outsourcing from smaller companies.
3. Outsourcing(外包) is subcontracting a process, such as product design or manufacturing, to a third-party company. The decision to outsource is often made in the interest of lowering firm or making better use of time and energy costs, redirecting or conserving energy directed at the competencies of a particular business(由另一個能勝任工作的企業分擔), or to make more efficient use of land, labor, capital, (information) technology and resources. Outsourcing became part of the business lexicon(詞彙) during the 1980s. It is essentially a division of labour.(它也是勞工的一種)
2009-02-09 04:03:33 補充：
4. 下面是一篇有關 outsourcing 的分析文章可以參考看看
The Benefits of Outsourcing(外包) Your Business Tasks
2009-02-09 04:04:15 補充：
Many businesses today rely on their internal staff to carry out most if not all of their business functions. Typically these will include tasks such as accounting, manufacture, quality inspection, IT and secretarial work.
2009-02-09 04:04:31 補充：
The company relies on the effectiveness of each of these departments to ensure the business performs well and remains profitable.
2009-02-09 04:04:46 補充：
However, this business model is not completely without its flaws. For example, as the company remains in business, it may soon have to replace worn out or faulty equipment in order to keep running.
2009-02-09 04:05:01 補充：
If a staff member leaves or retires they need to replace them and retrain new staff in the companies ways. Additionally, growth may mean having to source new premises in order to house a larger workforce.
2009-02-09 04:05:36 補充：
The solution to these problems for many companies has been the use of outsourcing. Outsourcing involves finding an outside solution to perform a business function. Consider one of the departments we mentioned earlier - IT.
2009-02-09 04:05:50 補充：
Your company may be in a position to outsource(外包) its IT needs to an agency that provides the same service you currently employ staff for. The difference is that you only call on them as needed and only pay for solutions.
2009-02-09 04:06:54 補充：
Another example would be outsourcing(外包或外購) some of your manufacturing requirements. Let's say you manufacture washing machines and you decide to outsource(外包) the electronic circuit board to another supplier. This provides you with a number of advantages.
2009-02-09 04:07:27 補充：
Firstly, it frees up part of your current employees to work on other production tasks speeding up the process output. Secondly, you can schedule deliveries of the circuit boards you need and eliminate storage of extra stock.
2009-02-09 04:07:39 補充：
Finally, and most importantly, you only pay for working circuit boards - if the board doesn't work you simply send it back for replacement rather than having to rework it internally.
2009-02-09 04:08:38 補充：
These days there are few business sections that cannot be outsourced. Both existing business tasks and new projects can be outsourced(外包給) to suitable professionals. It allows business managers access to talented experts without having to find, employ and train new staff.
2009-02-09 04:09:25 補充：
It allows a business to cope with busy periods and not have to pay surplus staff in quieter times.
2009-02-09 04:09:36 補充：
Internet groups and software tools have allowed secretarial and computer based work to be easily and quickly outsourced(外包給) to freelancers in different countries who can bid on projects you post online giving you access to resources you would not have dreamed possible say 15 years ago.
2009-02-09 04:09:47 補充：
All in all businesses today who have not streamlined their processes by outsourcing(外包) business functions may find they are under more and more competition from their rivals as time goes by.
- 1 decade ago
verb, -sourced, -sourc⋅ing.
–verb (used with object) 1. (of a company or organization) to purchase (goods) or subcontract (services) from an outside supplier or source.
2. to contract out (jobs, services, etc.): a small business that outsources bookkeeping to an accounting firm.
–verb (used without object) 3. to obtain goods or services from an outside source: U.S. companies who outsource from China.
- 007．棒．真是棒Lv 71 decade ago
Outsourcing is subcontracting a process, such as product design or manufacturing, to a third-party company