The IAOP has recently released the 2015 edition of its ‘World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors’ ranking. Although formally no winner has been announced this year – IAOP has exchanged the top 20 listing for an inclusive approach – Quint Wellington Redwood has come out as one of the leaders of the pack, scoring among the ‘highest rated’ in two of the three main categories.
Every year the International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) conducts research into the performance of consulting firms in the field of outsourcing. Based on the research, the association releases a ranking of the 20 best outsourcing consultancies, titled the 'World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors’.
Outsourcing advisors are judged on eight different criteria, divided into three essential categories: Size and Growth, Delivery Excellence, Programs for Innovation*. New for this year is the extra weighting on Delivery Excellence (value creation for customers and acknowledgment received within the industry, plus relevant professional certificates at organizational and individual level), and Programs for Innovation (innovation programs that create new forms of value for customers and the market).
An analysis of the company specific results reveals that Quint – which ranked #1 in the 2014 edition – this year again belongs to one of the top performers. The consultancy for instance scored 19% above the market average on ‘Customer References’, 36% above for ‘Company Recognition’ and 74% above the average for ‘Company Certification’ – all three criteria part of the Delivery Excellence domain. For the ‘Innovation Programs & Results’ criterion, part of Programs for Innovation, Quint even scored 122% above the average. On the back of the results, the advisor received the ‘Full Star - highest rated’ score in both these categories. “Only by focusing on success and helping our clients to be successful can we make the right impact. The fact that we were awarded ‘higest rated’ for Delivery Excellence and Programs for Innovations is confirmation of this”, comments Alex van den Bergh, Sourcing Advisory Lead at Quint.
“Being named to the World’s Best Advisors list is no easy task,” says Michael Corbett, IAOP Chairman. “IAOP is pleased to recognise Quint Wellington Redwood for their excellence and achievement.”
Van den Bergh adds that he is “proud” that a relatively niche player – Quint is based in the Netherlands and in terms of size substantially smaller than for instance Alsbrigde, EY, KPMG or Strategy& – has managed to come on top of a “league of extraordinary companies”. He states: “Although we have been active on the international scene for more than 15 years, we are, originally, a Dutch firm. This ranking fully confirms that we are also recognised as an international player. It gives us the strength to continue promoting our ‘dare to challenge’ mentality, even outside the Netherlands.”
For more details and the complete top 20 view the 'World’s Best Outsourcing Advisors’ list.
* The Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) category is only applied for the ‘Global Outsourcing 100’.