Inlämning av Examensarbete / Submission of Thesis

THYWILL DZOGBEWU , pp. 42. MAM/Sektionen för Management, 2010.

The work

Författare / Author: THYWILL DZOGBEWU
thydzo@yahoo.fr
Titel / Title: THE OUTSOURCING OF LOGISTICAL ACTIVITIES: THE CASE OF GUINNESS GHANA BREWERIES LIMITED
Abstrakt Abstract:

ABSTRACT
The study has revealed that Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited has been outsourcing it logistics activities more than four years. The rationale behind the outsourcing activities is to cut down cost and enjoy first class service from specialist using the most suitable, quick and reliable technology. The company has actually increased its revenue margin consistently for the past four years and has enjoyed other benefits like: timely delivery and overall quality improvement.
Its logistics service providers have also enjoyed benefits like: consistent profit growth rate, transformation of superiority into competitive pricing through economics of scale, improvements of staff skills through efficient training and continuous exposure to new technologies and best practices in the industry. The main problem encountered by the logistics service providers is that they are not been paid on time. It also came to light that Guinness Ghana Breweries Limited have build a very good business relationship with its service providers which have enable it to maintain good logistics service providers and switch to a new one if the need arise.

It was discovered that outsourcing logistics activities which is a contractual service has become relatively stable in the developed countries while it is a rapidly growing and emerging in developing countries like Ghana. It was noted that the most obvious reason behind outsourcing logistics activities is to provide very effective means of reducing costs, better services, improving operating efficiency, flexibility and getting access to new suitable technologies easily at a lower cost. Outsourcing, therefore, has increasingly becomes an important strategy that can significantly assist organizations to leverage their skills and resources to achieve greater competitiveness. However, there are risks of becoming over dependent on service providers.

Ämnesord / Subject: Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\International Business
Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Management Control
Företagsekonomi - Business Administration\Organization
Nyckelord / Keywords: OUTSOURCING, LOGISTIC

Publication info

Dokument id / Document id:
Program:/ Programme Master of Business Administration (MBA)
Registreringsdatum / Date of registration: 09/03/2010
Uppsatstyp / Type of thesis: Masterarbete/Master's Thesis (120 credits)

Context

Handledare / Supervisor: EVA WITTBOM
eva.wittbom@bth.se
Organisation / Organisation: Blekinge Institute of Technology
Institution / School: MAM/Sektionen för Management
S-372 25 Ronneby
+46 455 38 50 00
Anmärkningar / Comments:

E-mail : thydzo@yahoo.fr , 0233-240315605

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