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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Palmu, Timo
dc.contributor.advisor Laine, Jari
dc.contributor.author Jagadeesa Pandian, Uma Maheshawari
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-23T17:32:03Z
dc.date.available 2020-12-23T17:32:03Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/99428
dc.description.abstract The rapid globalization of multi-national companies has forced the companies to concentrate in their core business and outsource the remaining supplementary services to other potential service providers. Our study focuses particularly in the purchasing of these supplementary services, to be specific, facilities services from the service providers. This study is taken place in a multi-national company which has its global footprint in more than 40 countries in the world. At the moment, the sourcing of facilities services at each of these facilities of this company is operational and locally-led which has resulted in the decentralized sourcing structure and lack of visibility in the service spends for these services. A change or shift in sourcing strategy is proposed by analysing the literature and the case companies which had the same problem and approach towards the strategy sourcing of services at a global level. When there is change in strategy, in order to put them in action, it is important to bring change in the entire sourcing structure and the organizational structure. This kind of shift takes place in phases rather than in a single step. The change in strategy would result in harmonization of services both at the process-level and the supplier-level ending up in a stabilized and centralized sourcing approach for facility services. This would ultimately lead to the increased purchasing power of the case company and the decreased spend rate for the facilities services. en
dc.format.extent 85 + liitt. (+6)
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title Strategic sourcing of services at a global level en
dc.contributor.school Perustieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.school School of Science en
dc.contributor.department Tuotantotalouden laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword sourcing strategy en
dc.subject.keyword facilities services en
dc.subject.keyword organizational structure en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-2020122358255
dc.programme.major Teollisuustalous fi
dc.programme.mcode TU-22 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Pro gradu -tutkielma fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Eloranta, Eero
local.aalto.openaccess no
local.aalto.digifolder Aalto_89729
dc.rights.accesslevel closedAccess
local.aalto.idinssi 42705
dc.type.publication masterThesis
dc.type.okm G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö
local.aalto.digiauth ask

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