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Suggested questions for Case Adidas Group:
IT Multi-sourcing at adidas (You are not required to answer these questions in your analysis if you feel that other problems are more critical to the case).
Questions that you may consider as you analyze the case:
What are the pros and cons of IT multi-sourcing?
How can Adidas make IT-multisourcing more successful?
How does adidass multi-sourcing model differ from models used by other mult-sourcing clients (e.g., BP, Shell, etc.)?
What is a captive IT service center? Does it make sense for adidas to establish one?
What are the pros and cons of nearshoring (e.g., Spain) versus offshoring (e.g., India)?
What are the advantages and disadvantages of vertical versus horizontal structuring?
How might horizontal structuring help adidass IT group? In what ways would it be an improvement over vertical structuring? In what ways would it be worse than vertical structuring?How should adidass IT group change its structure, if at all?