TPI partners Devott to boost outsourcing market in China

TPI, an Information Services Group company  has announced the formation of a partnership with Devott, a Chinese outsourcing research and consulting firm, to encourage sourcing parks and local governments across China to adopt global standards and best practices.

TPI and Devott have created Sourcing International Operational Protocols, a programme designed to help attract more leading service providers to the region and make buyers more confident about outsourcing services to China. The programme consists of an in-depth review of the current outsourcing environment, the development of improvement plans, and an online self-assessment.

The self-assessment will be available on the popular ChinaSourcing portal ( beginning June, this year. The firms will also jointly publish an Annual Global Best Sourcing Parks report, an in-depth study highlighting best practices and services around the world. The 2011 report will focus on China.

"TPI is excited to contribute our sourcing expertise and knowledge of both the Chinese and global sourcing markets to this partnership," Michael Rehkopf, Partner & Director, North Asia, TPI. "This partnership will build on our success establishing sourcing protocols with the Chinese central government and local governments since 2009. Together with Devott, we look forward to helping China develop into a thriving destination for outsourcing."

"For China to become a prime location for sourcing service providers from around the globe, market participants here must follow international protocols," said Haitao Qi, CEO of Devott. "We are partnering with TPI because it shares our commitment to helping improve the sourcing environment in China for both the sell side and the buy side of the industry."