LSP Sourcing Support

What We Offer

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Sourcing Event Support

We provide full sourcing event support and help plan as well as execute your bidding event on your behalf or in collaboration with your procurement department.

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Sourcing Specification Design

We identify your sourcing parameters and design sourcing specifications to support your event planning and procurement activities for language services.

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Sourcing Questionnaire Design

We capture your service needs and requirements to design an effective sourcing questionnaire to ensure that you procure the right language services.

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LSP Response Evaluation

We assist with the evaluation of sourcing questionnaire responses in collaboration with key stakeholders to make recommendations for your LSP selection.

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Performance Program Design

We design complete LSP performance programs and recommend appropriate KPIs that support the routine assessment of your LSPs’ service performances.

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Performance Report Design

We design and implement performance reports to enable your internal stakeholders to easily understand your LSPs’ service performance.

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Cost Management Support

We identify opportunities for translation cost savings and cost avoidance by developing customized cost management practices and programs.

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+1 971-323-0222
connect@piceasmart.com

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What is LSP Sourcing?

Global content management involves the translation of original content (source content) from one language into another—a crucial activity during the global content life cycle. Most organizations outsource this activity because it does not make sense to develop in-house core competencies in translations. A common approach is to qualify and select one or more Language Service Providers (LSPs) to procure translation and support services.

The specific service offerings and capabilities can vary across LSPs. Therefore, selecting an LSP should be based on your organization’s needs (required services), anticipated growth (demand) and global expansion (language requirements) over the next 3-5 years.

If your demand for language services is sufficiently large (your combined organization), splitting your work between multiple LSPs is also a way to manage supplier risk and scalability. However, using too many LSPs reduces your purchasing power and you may not receive favorable pricing or complimentary value-adding services.

Furthermore, using too many suppliers also increases process and resource complexity as you will have to manage multiple suppliers, contacts, and service delivery approaches. So finding the right setup for your situation is critical to balance the pros and cons.

Typically, organizations use a formal bidding event such as a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a combination of RFx events. The specific bidding event format and approach should fit the complexity of your organization and the scope of your business needs. A well planned and executed bidding event makes all the difference.

It is quite common for an organization’s procurement department to lead the bidding event and collaborate closely with key internal stakeholders. Still, the respective experience with language services and knowledge about the localization industry can vary significantly with each procurement department. This is where our insights and expertise can help your organization ensure that you procure the right services and receive the right value.

What is LSP Sourcing?

Global content management involves the translation of original content (source content) from one language into another—a crucial activity during the global content life cycle. Most organizations outsource this activity because it does not make sense to develop in-house core competencies in translations. A common approach is to qualify and select one or more Language Service Providers (LSPs) to procure translation and support services.

The specific service offerings and capabilities can vary across LSPs. Therefore, selecting an LSP should be based on your organization’s needs (required services), anticipated growth (demand) and global expansion (language requirements) over the next 3-5 years.

If your demand for language services is sufficiently large (your combined organization), splitting your work between multiple LSPs is also a way to manage supplier risk and scalability. However, using too many LSPs reduces your purchasing power and you may not receive favorable pricing or complimentary value-adding services.

Furthermore, using too many suppliers also increases process and resource complexity as you will have to manage multiple suppliers, contacts, and service delivery approaches. So finding the right setup for your situation is critical to balance the pros and cons.

Typically, organizations use a formal bidding event such as a Request for Proposal (RFP) or a combination of RFx events. The specific bidding event format and approach should fit the complexity of your organization and the scope of your business needs. A well planned and executed bidding event makes all the difference.

It is quite common for an organization’s procurement department to lead the bidding event and collaborate closely with key internal stakeholders. Still, the respective experience with language services and knowledge about the localization industry can vary significantly with each procurement department. This is where our insights and expertise can help your organization ensure that you procure the right services and receive the right value.

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  • Picea Consulting Services LLC
    19550 Amber Meadow Drive
    Suite 130
    Bend, OR 97702
    U.S.A.
  • +1 971-323-0222

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