The hottest Outsourcing Substack posts right now

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Gad’s Newsletter • 57 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.
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.
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.
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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.