The hottest Outsourcing Substack posts right now

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The Jolly Contrarian • 2 HN points • 14 Jun 24
  1. The concept of 'worst reasonable efforts' is a satirical take on the idea of performing at the minimal acceptable level in contracts and agreements.
  2. Many organizations, such as for-profit insurers, airlines, and rental companies, often operate on the premise of providing 'worst reasonable efforts' to customers.
  3. The prevalence of 'worst reasonable efforts' in modern society highlights the sacrifice of quality for scale and the acceptance of mediocrity in various aspects of life.
Gad’s Newsletter • 61 implied HN points • 22 Jan 24
  1. Boeing's quality and safety issues are influenced by a culture prioritizing speed over quality.
  2. Poor supplier management practices contributed to Boeing's recent quality problems.
  3. Boeing's focus on short-term profits led to challenges with innovation, supplier management, and quality control.
Sarah's Newsletter • 279 implied HN points • 03 May 22
  1. In startup culture, collaboration comes naturally, but as organizations grow, maintaining data documentation becomes challenging. Having a centralized data catalog tool is crucial for larger organizations to speak the same language and avoid miscommunications.
  2. Documentation in analytics should enable quick access and understanding of data assets, reducing time spent searching for information and improving decision-making. It goes beyond just listing items and involves data discovery and enablement.
  3. Consider different types of data catalog tools based on your organization's size, budget, and specific needs. Choose tools based on factors like security, collaboration features, integrations with existing data tools, and the level of support required.
Ulysses • 6 HN points • 22 Mar 24
  1. Boeing faced a downward spiral due to mismanagement involving outsourcing, cost-cutting, and layoffs. These actions affected safety, reliability, and led to tragic consequences.
  2. The decision to outsource important design work to international centers, such as in Moscow and India, resulted in errors and quality issues due to inexperienced engineers and layoffs of experienced staff.
  3. The lack of quality control and oversight in Boeing's manufacturing processes led to significant issues, including faulty oxygen systems and non-conforming parts, raising serious concerns about aviation safety.
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Respectful Leadership • 74 HN points • 24 Mar 23
  1. The project was over-budget and behind schedule because of a lack of communication and relationship-building with the team.
  2. High turnover in outsourcing relationships can lead to accumulating technical debt and lower quality of work.
  3. Building a long-term, trusting relationship with essential technology or roles is crucial for successful outcomes.
Remus’s Symposium • 2 HN points • 15 Feb 24
  1. Building an MVP requires more than just outsourcing; becoming technical as a founder can be crucial for success.
  2. Choosing fancy new technologies for an MVP, like Flutter, may lead to unexpected challenges and delays; sticking to tried-and-true web technologies can simplify the process.
  3. Outsourcing software development as a non-technical founder can be risky due to communication difficulties and lack of control over the project; learning to code can empower you to have a hands-on approach and clearer vision.
Discovery by Axial • 3 implied HN points • 18 May 23
  1. Outsourcing marketplaces in life sciences have emerged with companies like Science Exchange providing trust and confidentiality for R&D services.
  2. Talent marketplaces are growing in the field of life sciences, with platforms like Clora matching consultants with companies and projects.
  3. Marketplaces for consumables and reagents (C&R) in life sciences offer opportunities for connecting suppliers and customers, such as Quartzy and Zageno.