Jerry Durant

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Over the course of four decades Jerry has served companies around the globe, in a total of 90 nations.  While many engagements dealt with technical and managerial issues he saw a gap in the development of outsourcing companies.  In 1997 he established the International Institute for Outsource Management (IIOM) with the sole purpose of developing and supporting the service side of the supply chain.  His efforts resulted in the establishment of offices and associates headquarterd in China, Philippines, Malaysia, Kuwait, Kenya, Nigeria, Ghana, Italy, France and the US.   The goal of the endeavor was to understand the strength of the brand, facilitating endeavors to strengthen the business and to promote the offering as dictated by market appropriateness.  IIOM operated as a separate organization under Certellus Corporation that later became a part of 3rdLAW International (HK Holding Company) in 2017.  IIOM in 2010 vested product branding locally to each of the regional country operators to create local autonomy consistent with the changing sourcing dynamics taking place.

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Sourcing Star Interview: Jerry Durant
Sep 25, 2019    0

How did you get into this field – was it purposeful or by accident?

Quite by accident. In 1985 a long standing customer approached us to find resources to maintain one of their legacy applications. Through the course of discussion about resource and annual costs we jointly reached the conclusion that finding foreign resources might be a solution.  After deliberations, bid proposals, visitations and indepth reviews it was concluded to offshore the...