Outsourcing to manage complexity

Deciding whether an in-house or outsource arrangement was right for this client, was undecided until they appointed us to answer this difficult question.  

Challenge:

Our client, a leader in B2B insurance, was looking for help in managing its complex arrangements for documents, paper, digital and marketing services.

Solution:

By mapping the end to end processes and engaging with internal stakeholders, we created a plan to outsource the management of business processes. We reviewed the main print management companies with global capability and a single provider was appointed after a rapid but thorough procurement process.

Result:

  • On-site expertise
  • Process re-engineering
  • Deployment of technology
  • Full supply chain overview and change management plans
  • Robust SLAs and KPIs to drive compliance and improvement
Insight: Why do Financial Services organisations keep tendering their print spend?

The financial services industry was the first to take print management outsourcing seriously over 20 years ago, and has arguably been the greatest beneficiary since. These providers have done a tremendous job by addressing most of the classic procurement levers so we question the value of following procurement protocol to manage print spend any longer. [...]