The Outsourcing Center, the world’s most prominent internet portal for authoritative information on outsourcing has launched the “Best India-to-India Relationship” category award as a part of its Outsourcing Center’s Outsourcing and Sourcing Excellence Awards program for 2011. The Awards will now comprise of an India category, focusing on exceptional outsourcing relationships in the Indian sub-continent. The “Best India-to-India Relationship” aims to bring forth outstanding Indian relationships based on all aspects of creating, sustaining, and enhancing outsourcing and sourcing arrangements and continually collaborating to ensure success in achieving their objectives and mutual benefits.
Nominations for the 2011 Outsourcing and Sourcing Excellence Awards are continuing to be accepted. Forms and instructions are available at outsourcing-awards.com. The last date for submission of nominations is July 23, 2010.
“Since 1997, the Outsourcing Excellence Awards have benefitted companies worldwide by identifying and showcasing global best practices and trends that they can use as benchmarks for excellence in partnering to achieve significant value. This year we introduced the India-to-India relationships category as we realized that in the past Indian firms such as HP India, Bharti Airtel Ltd, Firstsource and Wipro, have participated and have been declared winners for our global category awards,” stated Debra Floyd, Chief Operating Officer, Outsourcing Center. “We decided to include an India-to-India specific category, which would enable us to highlight many more of such relationships. Moreover, all the nominees would benefit through the awards process as they review the strengths of their relationships and the results they have achieved,” added Floyd”
This year, the Outsourcing Center is also launching a partnership for the Outsourcing and Sourcing Excellence Awards with Sourcing Interests Group (SIG), a membership organization widely recognized as a leader in providing forums for sharing best practices and thought leadership in sourcing and outsourcing.
“Our partnership with SIG allows us to expand our commitment to honor the world’s best business alliances by recognizing excellence in souring as well as outsourcing. The judges will For several years in the past, Outsourcing Center recognized outsourcing excellence at our SIG Summits. This partnership and commitment allows us to bring the esteemed recognition of Outsourcing Center’s Awards back to all of our members and prospects, enabling both of us to honor leading companies across a broader range of categories and innovations in both outsourcing and sourcingconsider one set of criteria for outsourcing nominations and separate criteria for sourcing nominations,” stated Floyd.
“We are excited to partner once again with Outsourcing Center,” said Dawn Evans, President and CEO, SIG.
The winners’ stories will be featured in the prestigious Annual Awards issue on Outsourcing Center website (outsourcing-center.com) and Sourcing Interests Group website (sourcinginterests.org). Winners will also be invited to a celebration that includes an exclusive educational event of lessons and insights from each winner, a roundtable winner-only lunch and discussion, and a black-tie dinner and awards presentation deemed the “Oscars” of Outsourcing, hosted by SIG at the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Amelia, Florida, in March 2011.
Articles and white papers profiling participants in the 2011 Outsourcing and Sourcing Excellence Awards program will present the SIG and Outsourcing Center readers’ communities with comprehensive insights into current developments in successful outsourcing and sourcing relationships worldwide. Historically, the awards’ findings include a wide range of information on successful alliances and make valuable contributions to the growing demand for insights into critical success factors of strategic outsourcing and sourcing.
The nomination forms and instructions are available now at outsourcing-awards.com/.
About Outsourcing Center’s Outsourcing and Sourcing Excellence Awards
Outsourcing Center’s Outsourcing and Sourcing Excellence Awards annually recognize the world’s best outsourcing relationships and strategic sourcing innovations. The independent panel of judges selects relationships that demonstrate best practices, create and sustain a competitive advantage, provide business transformation, achieve value, and benefit both buyer and service provider over time. Outsourcing Center conducts the annual awards program and is an online community specializing in thought leadership, best practices, and innovation in outsourcing and sourcing. The awards presentation event is hosted by the Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) and sponsored by Everest Group, a global consulting and research firm that comprehensively serves the sourcing market.
About Outsourcing Center
Outsourcing Center is the world’s most prominent internet portal for authoritative information on outsourcing. Founded in 1997, the Center’s mission is to support the industry’s growth by facilitating learning and sharing of best practices in the creation of value through outsourcing, offshoring and shared services. The Center is widely recognized as supplying a trusted and objective third-party perspective to our subscriber base of more than 81,000 through insightful articles, research, white papers, webinars, the Outsourcing Buzz Blog, news (Outsourcing Alert) and the annual Outsourcing and Sourcing Excellence Awards. The Center’s parent company is Everest Group, a global consulting and research firm that comprehensively serves the sourcing market.
About Sourcing Interests Group
Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) is a membership-driven organization comprised of sourcing and outsourcing professionals. Members are focused on improving bottom-line performance, quality and customer service through strategic sourcing/procurement and outsourcing initiatives. SIG is acknowledged by many as a world leader in providing an ongoing forum and services to assist companies in strategy development, improvement of goods and services sourcing, and the implementation and management of corporate services through outsourcing, offshoring, insourcing and shared services.