IT Multi-Sourcing at adidas, assignment help

CASE STUDY: adidas Group: IT Multi-Sourcing at adidas

Prepare adidas case for class discussion.
Prepare a brief write-up (no more than 5 pages) on the case addressing
following issues:

· 
Which kind of risk
would diminish with multi-sourcing? Which kind of risk are enhance?

· 
Multisourcing in
context of automobile industry, mentioned at a few places in the case, probably
means sourcing for parts from different suppliers. Is that a good parallel for
IT services consumed by a firm?

· 
Is the term multi
sourcing applied to service delivery as well as project delivery?

· 
What are IT related
capabilities need to achieve goals specified on page 4? Do these capabilities
were already available to adidas in 2012?

· 
Is the IT governance
well defined at adidas? Will you describe IT governance as centralized,
decentralized, or hybrid? Did it achieve high level of business and IT
alignment?

· 
Would you be rather
among the top ten customers of a service provider than 257 of large service
provider? After all the large service provider most got to where it is by
excelling in servicing its customers.

· 
Why would questions
“What functions or tasks should I outsource?” and “What do I want to
internally?” lead to different answer? Aren’t these two questions two sides of
the same coin?

· 
Does adidas really need
CMMI level 5 and CMMI level 4 vendors?

· 
Who would bear the
cost of going through the learning curve to understand clients business?

· 
If the overall project
is given to a single vendor who then engages other vendors, will we still call
it multi sourcing? Wasn’t Adidas creating and artificial layer of bureaucracy?