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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.

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Vereecke and Van Dierdonck, for example, expanded these three objectives to eight. Feldmann et al. 62 Most of these extensions are effectively itemisations, which do not however challenge the validity of the three objectives Ferdows suggested. The site competencies have also been subject to an intensive discussion. In particular the order of implementation of the competencies at sites raised questions. Feldmann and Olhager pointed out that competencies are normally introduced to the sites step by step in competency bundles.

Physical configuration of the operation’s resources [. . while infrastructural decisions comprise the . ] activities that take place within the structure” (Colotla et al. 2003, p. 1187). Both categories can be broken down into distinct dimensions; in other words, designing the manufacturing system is realised by shaping its sub-systems. 1 provides an overview. 16 The arrangement of these capabilities takes place on the configuration level using the design of the structure and the physical conditions of the sites and/or network.

2005). 35 Jacob (2006), p. 29ff. 30 24 2 Development of Production Management: From Site to Network Optimisation Tactical optimisation approaches look at the allocation of resources, orders or products to sites in the network. An example is Hartweg’s model, which rates single allocation scenarios on the basis of the resultant costs. g. factor costs or productivity) over time. 37 The literature concerning configuration in a narrower sense has developed from these two branches. Here, the authors look at the classification of manufacturing networks on the basis of their configuration.

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