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Identification of the critical success factors for relocation of industrial plant, the case of lubricant plant in Sri Lanka

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dc.contributor.advisor Dasanayake, SWSB
dc.contributor.advisor Dasanayake, SWSB
dc.contributor.author Nanayakkara, SK
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-24T13:23:25Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-24T13:23:25Z
dc.identifier.uri http://dl.lib.mrt.ac.lk/handle/123/886
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Department of Management of Technology for the MBA in Management of Technology en_US
dc.description.abstract The best optimum location for industry or manufacturing plant is a highly debated issue in industrial location theory. In literature of industrial location, there are many theories, frameworks and techniques available for the selection of optimum location. But when it comes to practice there are many issues and factors that have to be taken into account which are not in the domain of the traditional industrial location theory. Generally in literature, the most important primary and secondary factors for industry or plant location/relocation listed as economic, financial, social, environmental, legal, regulatory, incentives, taxes, transport, energy, communication, human resources, raw materials, market, regions factor endowments avid speciality, law and order, etc. In this context, this study will analyze the case of Sri Lankan Lubricant Plant relocation by using Factor Rating Model with Weighted Score Method to find out how far these factors arc critical in plant relocation and their relative significance. The main objectives of this study: an identification of the most critical success factors for relocation of industrial plants, ascertain the optimum plant location to maximize benefit to the company and finally to fine! strategies and guide lines for effective plant relocation. Primary data collection for this study is-mainly done with interviewing (sample 75 people) all the key stakeholders of Lubricant industry, including pressure groups (civil society and NGOs), and recently relocated other similar types of plants as this is a relocation rather location of a new plant. Special emphasis is given to collect data from top to middle management in various functional area:;, trade unions and different levels of employees at the Lubricant Plant itself. After completion of literature survey and consultation with industry experts, twelve critical success factors and possible eight optimum locations have identified. The main outcome of this study is ranking of these eight locations according to the selected twelve critical locations! factors and finally presenting options for the management to decide which location to select according to their preferences. Furthermore, this study can be used as guidelines for any similar type of plants relocation. The-main policy message of this study is that before relocation of any industrial plant stakeholder consultation and awareness about the repercussions of relocation among the present employees and trade unions are very necessary for any sustainable plant relocation. Therefore, management has to frame proper strategies and means to convince stakeholders including employees and trade unions well in advance about the realities of relocation. en_US
dc.description.abstract The best optimum location for industry or manufacturing plant is a btghly debated issue m mrlustnal loc
dc.format.extent xi, 119 [12]p. : ill., col. maps en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject INDUSTRIAL PLANT-SRI LANKA
dc.subject BUSINESS ADMINISTRATION-MANAGEMENT TECHNOLOGY
dc.subject LUBRICANT PLANT-SRI LANKA
dc.title Identification of the critical success factors for relocation of industrial plant, the case of lubricant plant in Sri Lanka en_US
dc.title Identification of the critical success factors for relocation of industrial plant, the case of lubricant plant in Sri Lanka
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US
dc.identifier.degree MBA en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management Technology en_US
dc.date.accept 2006-12
dc.identifier.accno 87869 en_US


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