However, companies should think about how they can leverage the independent consulting market to expand particular aspects of their business that require expert support. Smart companies are discovering that the independent consulting market is filled with high-caliber talent that can deliver faster, better results for targeted projects at a significant cost savings over traditional consulting alternatives. In the changing corporate landscape of today, such an addition to a company's pool of options is very welcome.
About the Author: Jan Malasek is the founder and CEO of OnDemand Resources, a company focused on providing experienced supply chain independent project talent. He has over 13 years of supply chain management experience in both consulting and industry settings. Prior to founding OnDemand Resources, Jan led strategic procurement for Teleglobe and General Electric Information Services. He began his career as a consultant with AT Kearney and subsequently managed a corporate-wide global sourcing initiative at General Electric. More information at www.ondemandresources.com.