Business Analysis For Outsourcing To South African Economy

Open Access
Author:
Testa, Christie Lauren
Area of Honors:
Supply Chain and Information Systems
Degree:
Bachelor of Science
Document Type:
Thesis
Thesis Supervisors:
  • Robert Alexander Novack, Thesis Supervisor
  • John C Spychalski, Honors Advisor
Keywords:
  • supply chain
  • South Africa
  • outsource
  • labor
  • transportation
  • infrastructure
  • business
Abstract:
The purpose of this thesis is to provide a comprehensive report to U.S. companies regarding outsourcing South African labor. Through an analysis of advantages and limitations of South Africa and its labor pool, interviews with professionals in the field, and outside research of the global market, this report will allow corporations to evaluate whether or not South Africa can accommodate their business needs. A few strong points South Africa has to offer are its plentiful natural resources, large and eager workforce, emphasis on building up infrastructure, and current National Development Plan. For U.S. corporations that can establish affordable and secure transportation networks and have patience with the slowly progressing South African economy, outsourcing to South Africa is a strong business decision that will likely reap many benefits.