Is Offshore Outsourcing An Idea Whose Time Has Come?
"Although the number of firms outsourcing work is still low, the stage is set for sizable growth in outsourcing by A/E firms.
...2% of their respondents currently outsource, 5% are exploring it, 7% used it in the past, 57% are not using it, and the balance 'dont know.'
What's fueling this trend? The need to boost profits by cutting costs and the growing sophistication of electronic design, drafting, and document transmission, among other trends."..."A quality test case cited by Larsen involved redrawing plans for a high-rise structure by an overseas drafting team. The team completed the job with five errors, all traceable to the original U.S.-drawn document.."
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