Using a Structural Equations Modeling Approach to Design and Monitor Strategic International Facility Networks

  • Panos Kouvelis
  • Charles L. Munson
Part of the International Series in Operations Research & Management Science book series (ISOR, volume 74)


Supply chain management is no longer a local issue. As economies develop, foreign firms from more and more countries become competitive suppliers, and more and more countries become competitive locations for manufacturing. Transportation efficiencies have eased supply chain globalization. Furthermore, the internet has enhanced communication and coordination, simplifying the globalization of companies and enabling supply chain management across borders. Global companies, then, must develop strategic international facility network structures to handle the complex production and distribution of goods throughout the supply chain.


Transportation Cost Distribution Center Plant Location Global Sensitivity Analysis Global Supply Chain 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Panos Kouvelis
    • 1
  • Charles L. Munson
    • 2
  1. 1.John M. Olin School of BusinessWashington UniversitySt. LouisUSA
  2. 2.College of Business and EconomicsWashington State UniversityPullmanUSA

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