Strategic positioning of manufacturing operations within global supply chains

Chandraprakaikul, Watcharavee; Baines, Tim; Tjahjono, Benny and Lim, Roland Strategic positioning of manufacturing operations within global supply chains. IN: 18th annual conference of the Production and Operation Management Society (POMS). 2007-05-04 - 2007-05-07.

Abstract

In global environment, a company has to make many decisions that impact upon its position in global supply chain networks such as outsourcing, offshoring, joint venture, vertical/horizontal integration, etc. All these decisions impact on the company’s strategic position, and hence on competitive space and performance. Therefore, it is important for a company to carefully manage strategic positioning by making careful decisions about the adoption of alternative manufacturing and supply chain activities. Unfortunately, there is no complete process studied in strategic positioning of manufacturing operations within global supply chain. Therefore, the work presented in this paper has investigated leading research and industrial practices to create a formal and rational decision process. An analysis of previous literature, industrial practices, and the resulting decision process are all presented in this paper.

Divisions: Aston Business School > Operations & information management
Aston Business School > Operations & information management research group
Event Title: 18th annual conference of the Production and Operation Management Society (POMS)
Event Type: Other
Event Dates: 2007-05-04 - 2007-05-07

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