An analysis of South African automotive supplier parks from a supply chain perspective with specific reference to the Rosslyn Automotive Supplier Park
- Authors: Nieuwoudt, Anton C.
- Date: 2013-07-18
- Subjects: Supply chain management , Business logistics , Automobile industry and trade - South Africa , Rosslyn Automotive Supplier Park (Rosslyn, South Africa)
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:7620 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/8490
- Description: M. Com. (Logistics Management) , The opening of the first dedicated Supplier Park by Seat adjacent to its Abrera assembly facility in 1992, in many ways, marked the beginning of a global trend. Since then, more than forty parks in various configurations have been established around the world. Initially, this trend was mostly confined to Europe but the Supplier Park concept quickly gained momentum in newly industrialised countries like Brazil and, more recently, the USA and South Africa (Reichhart & Holweg, 2007: 52). The world’s automotive industry is a vital part of the workings of the global economy and the wellbeing of the world’s citizens (OICA, n.d.). According to the International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers (OICA, n.d.), the world’s automotive industry manufactured over 66 million cars, vans, trucks and buses in 2005 which is equivalent to a global turnover of close to € 2 trillion. If vehicle manufacturing were a country, it would be the sixth largest economy in the world requiring the direct employment of nearly eight million people in manufacturing the vehicles and the parts that go into them. This is more than 5% of the world’s total manufacturing employment. In addition to these direct employees, many more people are employed indirectly in related manufacturing and service provision industries (OICA, n.d.).
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Investigating the information technology factors that contribute to supply chain management
- Authors: Thomas, Deon
- Date: 2011-10-11T08:41:20Z
- Subjects: Information technology , Supply chain management , Business logistics
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: http://ujcontent.uj.ac.za8080/10210/373260 , uj:7250 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/3903
- Description: M.Sc. , Supply chains members are disperser across multiple geographical locations and the competitive effects of globalisation has provoked the agile capacity of contemporary supply chains. This makes it more difficult for supply chain organisation to meet consumer demands, especially if supply chain processes are not adequately streamlined. This confronted supply chain managers with the daunting task to make informed decisions regarding critical business drivers within their organisations. Incorrect decisions can lead to counter-productive actions. Supply chain members both upstream and downstream often make decisions based on their immediate environment and resources available, thereby not considering other factor within the supply chain holistically. This perspective has change and supply chain managers need to make decision based on the overall information and resources available within the entire supply chain network. The need to evaluate the appropriate supply chain performance measures is critical, as it directly affects the performance of the entire supply chain network. The focus of this thesis revolves around the linear composition of supply chain technology, integration, collaboration and visibility to maximise supply chain agility. The objective of this thesis is therefore to present a model that highlights the roadmap to achieving supply chain visibility followed by supply chain agility. This will allow supply chain members to make informed decisions around key drivers within the supply chain. The intention of the model is to provide a guideline approach toward achieving supply chain agility through a process of welldefined analysis in areas such as supply chain technology, integration, collaboration and visibility. The method used to develop the model in this thesis is build on the scientific principle of adding smaller pieces of the different supply chain management theories to corroborate the context and value of the model. These supply chain management theories combined provides valuable guidance for the roadmap towards achieving supply chain agility. The point of departure is a simple five-step model of which its validity is legitimised through a case study research, conducted on two supply chain partners. The findings from this case study have contextualised the model into a definite treasure map towards achieving success in the face of globalisation.
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Risks associated with South African energy pipelines
- Authors: Van den Berg, Hugo
- Date: 2012-06-06
- Subjects: Energy pipelines , Pipelines , Business logistics , Supply chain management , Risk assessment
- Type: Thesis
- Identifier: uj:2488 , http://hdl.handle.net/10210/4942
- Description: M.Comm. , The demand for products which are distributed through pipelines has increased worldwide over the last decade. These increases in demand have irrevocably impacted upon top management’s perceptions of risks associated with energy pipeline supply chains. Even in South Africa, the increase in demand for products such as diesel, jet fuel and petrol, which are supplied through the energy pipeline supply chains have increased the risks associated with energy pipeline supply chains. This study explores the different risks associated with South African energy pipelines, and investigates whether these risks can have an influence on the business as well as the physical environment of the energy pipeline supply chains. A literature study was conducted and three energy pipeline supply organisations surveyed to determine what their specific viewpoints were regarding the risks faced by the South African energy pipeline supply chains.
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Supply chain collaboration and organisational performance in the fast moving consumer goods industry
- Authors: Hadebe, Nkanyiso Prayer
- Date: 2018
- Subjects: Supply chain management , Delivery of goods - Management , Business logistics , Customer services - Management , Organizational effectiveness
- Language: English
- Type: Masters (Thesis)
- Identifier: http://hdl.handle.net/10210/295850 , uj:32225
- Description: Abstract: This study investigated supply chain collaboration, which is a topic of high interest in the field of supply chain management. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate how collaborative relationships with international suppliers enhance supply chain efficiencies, ultimately improving the organisational performance of imported goods in the Fast Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG) industry. Methodology: A case study approach was adopted in this research, and an online survey was conducted with the international suppliers of NHM-SA (fictitious name). Data was collected from 91 international suppliers; however, only 50 suppliers provided usable data. A quantitative approach was used to investigate the relevance of supply chain collaboration in attaining supply chain operational efficiencies, which ultimately enhances organisational performance. Findings: The concept of supply chain collaboration is of importance in the FMCG industry but is often limited due to operational issues with constraints such as the partners’ lack of commitment to a collaborative relationship. The results provided empirical evidence, showing that cost optimisation, communication and information sharing have a positive effect on organisational performance. The study results also proved that supply chain collaboration have indirect positive impacts on organisational performance. Limitations: This study was limited to a single case study from the FMCG industry. Therefore, caution should be exercised when generalising the results. Participants provided responses based on their experiences and perceptions and may therefore not be factual. Practical implications: The study demonstrated the various methods in which organisations form collaborative supply chains with their partners. Such collaborative relationships enhanced operational efficiencies, joint planning and knowledge sharing,.. , M.Com. (Business Management
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