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Old 10-18-2007, 09:18 PM
 
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I cannot believe what I just viewed online. In an interview with Fortune, the CEO of China-Based PC maker Lenovo (the company which purchased IBM's computer business a couple years ago but who previously owned 95% of the China PC Market anyway) tried to claim that his company has started using "World Sourcing" which is different from Offshoring or Outsourcing. But of course the fool failed miserably at actually describing how it is different because... it isn't.

Seriously folks, all the PC/Technology companies today use outsourcing to various degrees (mostly a lot), but after listening to the Lenovo CEO try to BS his way into rebranding Outsourcing into "World Sourcing" I must post the following here... please folks don't buy Lenovo computers - they're made in China by a Chinese company who indeed is trying to undercut competitors by out-outsourcing them and then calling it "World Sourcing" to sound politically acceptible.
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Old 10-20-2007, 07:49 PM
 
Location: FL/TX Coasts
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the current administration has signed a bill, about 3 years ago, providing a huge tax break when a company outsources work offshore.
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Old 04-14-2008, 03:38 PM
 
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Actually outsourcing is changing a lot and there are new forms developing. For all the bashing that outsourcing receives people fail to realize that it is now enabling entrepreneurs to start businesses that actually end up creating jobs for Americans as well not to mention that the money these people make is usually spent within the United States thus powering our economy. This article: - Problems With Outsourcing the Traditional Way | RickDane.info (http://rickdane.info/content/problems-with-outsourcing - broken link) talks about problems with the old way of outsourcing but explains that with new technology things are changing, and yes world sourcing is a real and different thing that traditional outsourcing.
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Old 04-14-2008, 04:51 PM
 
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OK - it's different.... I will remember that when our family has to give up our house cause our main breadwinners job was "world sourced" to eastern europe. As they have threatened for the past 7 years to do.
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Old 04-16-2008, 10:56 AM
 
Location: RSM
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offshoring has been going away mostly.. now companies are "smartshoring" finding cheap places with a high density(or potential) of young college grads in the US to fill the low wage jobs they were offshoring in the first place. el paso texas is probably the prime example of this in the US. they have less turnover compared to india, they buy the land, they get tax breaks from the city, state, county, and fed for keeping it in the US, etc. but they still have problems with it. there are huge wage wars going on currently that are pricing those markets up(and negating the benefit of it)
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Old 04-19-2008, 06:00 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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Dell builds most of their systems in china...
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Old 02-08-2009, 01:16 PM
 
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offshoring has been going away mostly.. now companies are "smartshoring" finding cheap places with a high density(or potential) of young college grads in the US to fill the low wage jobs they were offshoring in the first place. el paso texas is probably the prime example of this in the US. they have less turnover compared to india, they buy the land, they get tax breaks from the city, state, county, and fed for keeping it in the US, etc. but they still have problems with it. there are huge wage wars going on currently that are pricing those markets up(and negating the benefit of it)
You're completely wrong regarding "offshoring has been going away mostly."

Offshore outsourcing has accelerated tremendously the past few years. Yes, some companies now call it "Global Resourcing" or "Global Deployment" or "Smart Shoring" or "Global Sourcing" etc (basically to rebrand the idea and make it more palatable). It's all fundamentally resulting in the same things. 1) Loss of jobs for people in the US... not just undesirable manufacturing jobs, but now white collar/middleclass positions as well. 2) US Corporations are able to take advantage of pro-outsourcing tax laws to save on money they would otherwise have to pay in taxes to the US government, 3) Loss of intellectual/technological expertise in the US as our country has many fewer Engineering, R&D, and Computer Science positions available. Meanwhile countries such as India and China are churning out Engineers, R&D professionals, and CS graduates in increasingly record numbers (yes, these folks will be the technology thought leaders of the future). 4) Loss of tax revenue for the US State, Local, and Federal Governments as jobs have moved overseas.

Something needs to be done folks. Something relatively quickly.
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Old 02-08-2009, 10:28 PM
 
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Dell builds most of their systems in china...
What are all those Dell plants in Austin TX doing? and Nashville TN? and the Triad of NC?
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