Business Planning

Strategic Planning and Business Development

Facilities Management Outsourcing: It’s Different from Other Business Process Outsourcing (BPO) Transactions

With facilities management outsourcing on the rise, we are seeing an increase in inquiries from customers about how to contract for these services. One question inevitably raised is, “What are the issues unique to facilities management outsourcing?”—i.e., the issues that you would not see in other business process outsourcing (BPO) transactions. Although, for the most part, the contractual framework and issues are similar across BPO transactions, the very nature of facilities management services requires the customer to consider certain additional issues and to heighten the focus on existing issues.
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Environmental Compliance & Strategy

For nearly 90 years, Caterpillar Inc. has been making sustainable progress possible and driving positive change on every continent. With 2013 sales and revenues of $55.656 billion, Caterpillar is the world’s leading manufacturer of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines, industrial gas turbines and diesel-electric locomotives. The company principally operates through its three product segments – Resource Industries, Construction Industries and Power Systems – and also provides financing and related services through its Financial Products segment.

Caterpillar is a global leader, a worldwide enabler of sustainable progress. Caterpillar operates hundreds of offices and facilities around the world and has more than 118,000 employees. We serve customers in more than 180 countries. Caterpillar’s global presence, product breadth and financial strength enable us to win in today’s competitive marketplaces.
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Business Planning – Environmental Compliance & Strategy

Business Planning – Environmental Compliance & Strategy – ISO 14000 – Environmental Management

ISO 14001:2004 sets out the criteria for an environmental management system and can be certified to. It does not state requirements for environmental performance, but maps out a framework that a company or organization can follow to set up an effective environmental management system. It can be used by any organization regardless of its activity or sector. Using ISO 14001:2004 can provide assurance to company management and employees as well as external stakeholders that environmental impact is being measured and improved.
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Business Planning – Strategic Planning

Business Planning – Strategic Planning

Strategic planning is an Organisation’s process of defining its strategy, or direction, and making decisions on allocating its resources to pursue this strategy. It may also extend to control mechanisms for guiding the implementation of the strategy. Strategic planning became prominent in corporations during the 1960s and remains an important aspect of strategic management.
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