Manufacturing firms to increase outsourcing by 9.3% in 2005

Manufacturing companies are planning for healthy increases in 2005, led by a projected 9.3% increase of outsourcing budgets, according to a report from AMR Research. New IT investments are aimed primarily at supporting supply-chain transformation and the profitable acquisition of new customers. Respondents estimate that 25% of IT work is currently outsourced, and 53% intend to increase that amount. The overall increase planned for 2005 is a robust 9.3%.”