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A Study on outsourcing core business functions in the Sri Lankan context : two case studies

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dc.contributor.advisor Perera, Prof. C Perera, WWS 2014-05-31T16:41:03Z 2014-05-31T16:41:03Z 2014-05-31
dc.description.abstract In the Sri Lankan context most of the large scale companies outsource their manufacturing functions which is the core function of their business while keeping the business and the customers within the company. This study focuses towards large scale manufacturing companies in the Sri Lankan Industry to investigate how the companies take the outsourcing decision with confident on their business and how the companies achieve success through outsourcing. Two main leading companies namely Unilever Sri Lanka limited and Dockyard PLC were studied under this report as case studies. Both companies operate in two completely different market segments and the study was done considering both of these companies separately. In each case manufacturing is the core function and outsourcing this function was studied to gain the knowledge on each area. Interviewing was selected as the primary data gathering method to capture the real expertise of the interviewee. Secondary data were gathered through company documents. Analysis was done according to a categorization of data after summarizing each interview. According to the findings apart from the marketing category most of the other success factors were related to each other when compared these two business units. The major limitation of the study is considering two companies as case studies and findings from these two companies are not enough for generalization process. Decreasing the direct labour cost is the main factor both companies are aiming into and this factor is common to any business segment. The conclusion was made as through proper outsourcing plan, Company can minimise the risk of business failures and gain competitive advantage through cost benefits. The factors to consider for a successful outsourcing plan are listed in each case. Further researches can be conducted to develop generalized models in outsourcing core business functions. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject MANAGEMENT OF TECHNLOGY - Dissertation en_US
dc.title A Study on outsourcing core business functions in the Sri Lankan context : two case studies en_US
dc.type Thesis-Abstract en_US
dc.identifier.faculty Engineering en_US MBA en_US
dc.identifier.department Department of Management of Technology en_US 2011
dc.identifier.accno 104419 en_US

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