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Value Chain Based Framework for Assessing the Ferdows’ Strategic Plant Role: An Empirical Study

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

Abstract

In the current global economy, with an increased international presence of all type of organisations, the design and management of global operations networks (GON) plays a vital role in organisational competitiveness. Whilst all type of organisations are facing significant challenges for managing increasingly complex global operation, current literature on global operation networks is still limited in its scope. The aim of this paper is to discuss the development and evaluation of a construct for assessing the strategic plant role and developing of an improvement roadmap in GONs. This research makes a contribution to current knowledge on global operations by extending the model proposed by Ferdows and operationalizing it to enable its application for the design and optimisation of global operations networks.

Keywords

Global operations network strategic factory role case study 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Mediavilla
    • 1
  • Ander Errasti
    • 2
  • R. Domingo
    • 3
  • Sandra Martínez
    • 2
  1. 1.BSH Home AppliancesMunichGermany
  2. 2.Engineering SchoolTecnun, University of NavarraSan SebastiánSpain
  3. 3.Manufacturing Engineering DepartmentUNED UniversityMadridSpain

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