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BOMULL- OCH TEXTILINDUSTRIN I ÖSTAFRIKA
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
2017 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

De globala förhållandena förändras hela tiden och denna förändring har en stor inverkan på världshandeln. Detta dynamiska förhållande påverkar i sin tur ett outsourcingen hos ett företag. De flesta produktionsföretagen måste anpassa sig till de nya omständigheterna. Traditionellt har outsourcing sköts av företag i länder såsom Kina, men även Vietnam och Bangladesh. På senare tid har lönerna i Kina höjts och i och med det har även medelklassen vuxit. Syftet med detta arbete är att analysera denna trend och utforska en alternativ region som har potential att ersätta Kina när det gäller outsourcing Regionen som arbetet har fokuserat på är Östafrika, specifikt Kenya och Etiopien. Essän utforskar möjligheterna för tillverkningsföretag att flytta sin produktion till denna region. Genom en extensiv analys baserat på en omfattande litteraturstudie, visar rapporten att Etiopien och Kenya har goda möjligheter att vinna marknadsandelar i framtiden. Etiopien har fördelar när det gäller kostnader, medan Kenya redan har åstadkommit mycket gällande produktionsvolym.

Abstract [en]

The global economic circumstances change continuously and that change has a vital impact on the world trade. With the circumstances changing, it influences the outsourcing scheme. Most companies that deal with manufacturing must adapt to the new conditions. Traditionally the outsourcing within manufacturing has been allocated to countries such as China and recently Vietnam and Bangladesh. With the increasing wages in China and growing middle class the conditions have changed for the industry. The purpose of this paper is to analyze this recent trend and explore an alternative region which has the potential to fill in the gap. The region we have focused on is East Africa and specifically Kenya and Ethiopia. The main focus of the paper is to explore the opportunities for manufacturing companies to outsource to this region and to examine the possible future scenarios. From the research, based on the extensive analysis grounded in literature study, we concluded that both Kenya and Ethiopia have great chances of winning more market share in the future. Ethiopia have many advantages especially when it comes to costs, while Kenya has already achieved a lot regarding production volume.

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2017. , p. 42
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-246135OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-246135DiVA, id: diva2:1296036
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2017-08-10, 00:00 (Swedish)
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Available from: 2019-03-13 Created: 2019-03-13 Last updated: 2019-05-21Bibliographically approved

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