Framework for Improving the Design and Configuration Process of an International Manufacturing Network: An Empirical Study

  • Sandra Martínez
  • Ander Errasti
Part of the IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology book series (IFIPAICT, volume 384)


As competition becomes global and the environment in which companies operate is becoming more complex, thedesign and managing of international manufacturing networks has become crucial. Therefore, it is important to do an analysis of the necessary decisions any company must make, such as facilities location, supply strategy, facility strategy role, etc., in order to accomplish the internationalization process with more reliability and success. The authors of this paper present the GlobOpe framework, which is a model to be used by managers to design and configure a new manufacturing network aided by various techniques. This paper also presents a case study in order to demonstrate the effectiveness of this model when reconfiguring an international manufacturing network for a wind generator manufacturer.


Internationalization framework ramp up process operations strategy 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sandra Martínez
    • 1
  • Ander Errasti
    • 1
  1. 1.Engineering School, TecnunUniversity of NavarraSan SebastiánSpain

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