Outprofit, Outperform, Outsource

VIVEK SOOD (www.viveksood.com)

Managing Director Global Supply Chain Group

For over 25 years, Captain Vivek Sood has empowered corporations on 5 continents to achieve their peak potential – in operations, in strategy, and in all components of their entire supply chains. In January 2000, he co-founded and managed Global Supply Chain Group, a high impact services company made up of supply chain pioneers and thought leaders who work only on selected high impact strategy projects with some of the largest corporations in the world.

Prior to that, Sood was a management consultant with top-tier strategy consulting firm Booz Allen & Hamilton. The Sydney resident travels 60% of his time around the world for a single passion – creating, configuring, and formulating effective, secure and sustainable supply chains around the world. A dynamic, high impact professional and presenter, Sood has a unique ability to shake-up the status quo and transform operations to maximise returns. His work experience spans more than 80 countries on 5 continents, and the clients range from fortune 500 companies to some of best known brands on earth.

He has also worked with some of the most innovative green technology companies to help create outstanding supply chains from scratch for hundreds of millions of dollars’ worth businesses in periods as short as 18 months. His work has added cumulative value in excess of $500M, incorporating projects in major supply chain infrastructure investment decisions, profitable growth driven by global supply chain realignment, supply chain systems, negotiations and all other aspects of global supply chains. Sood is also an acclaimed author of two very highly regarded books. He writes regular pathbreaking articles and lectures at business schools, supply chain conferences, forums and workshops in various parts of the world.


Mamta Sood has a 15+ years’ experience in analyzing, designing and continually improving business processes using proven methodologies to deliver high quality products and services meeting or exceeding stakeholders’ requirements and expectations. Mamta Sood has nearly 10 years of solid experience in managing proven project management methodologies and SDLC in IT and networking environment.– 10+ years leadership experience including leading a team of 5-6 Project Managers managing 30+ engineers and developers.

Before working at Global Supply Chain Group, Mamta Sood has worked at AF Ferguson & Co, EDS and Open Telecommunications.


Who is this book meant for?

There are only two kinds of people on this earth. Those who are AGAINST outsourcing, and those who are FOR outsourcing. This book is meant for both of them. On a more serious note, if you intend to have nothing to do with this global phenomenon called outsourcing, then sadly this book is not for you. Otherwise, if will help you in some way, or the other. 

If I buy it can you sign it for me?

Only if you promise to spread the good word. Actually, come to think of it, we know you will do that anyway once you read this book - so, yes please ask (email: outsourcing3@globalscgroup.com) and we will get it signed by the Author. If it is meant as a gift for a valued client, customer or supplier, do not forget to include their name in the request. Do not forget that if you buy from us you will get the hardcopy, full colour, premium paper VIP version of the same book that is available at bookstores worldwide. 

Can I ready some excerpts before I make a decision to buy?

We love to browse before we buy, and no doubt, you do too. A lot of information is available on the book's specialist website www.outsourcing3.com. Some additional information is also available on Amazon where general public buys this book in soft-copy format. If you are a serious reader, and want to read the first 3 chapters for free before making a decision, please send us an email on outsourcing3@globalscgroup.com and we will send these to you via an email. 

What is the central message of this book?

The central message of this book is very simple, yet profound. All the complexity is in implementation, which is what most of this book is about. Here is some food for thought:

  • Why do companies outsource?

Because, Outsourcing provides leverage.

  • What does that mean?

It allows you to do things you could not do yourself, and it allows you to do them faster, better and at a lower cost.

Like all leverage, outsourcing is a double-edged sword too. On one hand, it allows you to do more, faster. On the other hand, if it goes bad, it can easily kill your business. If you do not believe that is possible – you can look into the Fox Meyer saga from the 90s and see for yourself.

The trend of outsourcing continues to grow unabated with the whole gamut of services, from simple to mission-critical tasks. There is not a single company on earth that does not outsource anything. It is not just about cost arbitrage, it is also a finer expression of division of labour at the organisational level.

  • What are the key criteria that help you decide when to outsource and when not to outsource?

In this book, you will learn to recognize how ubiquitous outsourcing is the modern day organization and life, and how to keep your eyes open to recognize situations that are amenable to outsourcing. The full list of all outsourceable activities within a company may include an element of surprise.

You will also learn why you must NOT outsource in some circumstances because of strategic or tactical reasons.

  • The big question that everyone asks is…
  • How to do it well?
  • That is what we address in this book
Are there any discounts available?

In the past, in line with the standard practice in publishing industry, when a company or person wanted to present multiple copies of books as gift to their customers or suppliers we have offerred upto 35% off on deals of more than 100 copies for conferences and events. On purchases above 3 copies we are happy to discuss discounts on an individual basis. Please send us an email on outsourcing3@globalscgroup.com to discuss. 

What benefits will I derive from this book?

Reading this book will not make you appear taller, slimmer or more attractive. Yet, it might end up making you richer and more successful. Here is what more than FIFTY successful executives said about the benefits they derived from this book. This may help you make up your mind on how it can help you.