Case Study

BASF China: Creating service platforms

17 pages
September 2003
Reference: IMD-3-1283

Dr. Seitz, managing director of BASF Greater China had recently been assigned greater responsibility in order to introduce shared services for BASF China. Given that BASF China consisted of 12 legal entities: 1 holding company, 5 wholly owned companies and 6 joint ventures with 2,700 employees, the organization was considered expensive and inefficient. In order to get the regional business unit heads and joint venture partners on board, Dr. Seitz had to conceive of an implementation strategy for the four service platforms to be initially introduced: HR, Finance, Logistics and Purchasing.

Keywords
Shared Services, Change, Organizational Design, Chemicals
Settings
China
March 2003
Type
Field Research
Copyright
© 2003
Available Languages
English
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