Date posted: 03/11/2015 4 min read

What’s the future for offshoring?

The likely impacts and opportunities offshoring presents for our economic future

In Brief

  • Globalisation, technology and cost reduction pressures are driving outsourcing and offshoring
  • Offshoring is a tool to reconfigure an organisation’s activities across geographical locations
  • As offshoring matures the focus is moving away from cost savings to recognising other benefits

Making the most of offshoring

As we shift to a knowledge economy, it’s more important than ever to find ways to increase productivity, especially in the services sector.

Offshoring provides a way for businesses to operate more efficiently and flexibly while maximising the value-add of their workforce.

Where are the opportunities?

Organisations in Australia and New Zealand share their offshoring experiences, providing useful insights into the key issues to consider to achieve offshoring success in the future.

Many current offshoring models are changing focus from pure cost savings to other benefits including increased efficiency, flexibility and accessing a more diverse range of skills. 

Offshoring can also have a positive impact on the efficiency and productivity of an organisation’s onshore operations. We explore this in the context of Australian and New Zealand markets.

We also explore how megatrends such as technological progress and globalisation are shaping the future of offshoring.

What offshoring means for you

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