By Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt, Stefan Thomas (auth.)
The previous strategy of globalization and the always emerging aggressive strain on production businesses in additional constructed economies unveiled the bounds of classical site-focused optimization methods. the point of interest of community optimization shifts ever extra in the direction of an integrative view of producing networks, striving for a harmonization of the strategy-, configuration- and coordination degrees. This booklet provides such an integrative method of the strategic administration of producing networks. in addition to strategic community specifications, this publication discusses the derivation of an optimum international footprint and the optimization of community coordination actions. exact recognition is paid to the location roles proposal, specially to the concept that of 'lead factory'. loads of updated instances from the manufacturing enhance the e-book and supply the reader with bright examples for the appliance of the offered innovations. for this reason, this e-book is a must-read for either practitioners and educational researchers.