Document Type Master's Dissertation Author Milenov, Emil URN etd-03132010-172308 Document Title The role of modularity and module supply in the South African automotive industry Degree MBA Department Gordon Institute of Business Science Supervisor
Advisor Name Title none Keywords
- automotive industry
- small and medium enterprises
- business logistics
Date 2010-03-13 Availability unrestricted Abstract
This research focuses on the degree of implementation of modularity and module supply by the automobile manufacturers in South Africa and the benefits they experience. Special attention was paid to the effect the modularity has on the local supplier base and the ability of small South African companies to support this supply concept. Lastly the factors influencing the car manufacturers’ outsourcing decision process was uncovered. The semi-structured face to face interviews with representatives of all light vehicle manufacturing companies operating in South Africa provided rich data for setting the background for further quantitative researches.
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