Strategic site reasons re-visited, digging deeper in the rationale of global manufacturing networks: An empirical study from a headquarters perspective

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Abstract The site role concept developed by Ferdows and empirically tested by Vereecke et al. discusses the specific advantages of globally distributed manufacturing plants. It conceptualizes the primary reasons for manufacturing sites to exist–the strategic site reasons. This article presents the results of a multiple case study further examining the reasons to establish a site, the sites' main advantage today, and related contingency factors. The findings show that the main reasons to establish or acquire a manufacturing site are access to low-cost labor, new technologies, and reliable transportation. The most stable reason over time is access to skills and know-how.
Authors Kaiser, Jens; Saretz, Benedikt & Friedli, Thomas
Journal or Publication Title Proceedings of the 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management - P&OM 2022 -
Language English
Keywords International manufacturing network (IMN), strategic site reasons, empirical research
Subjects business studies
HSG Classification contribution to scientific community
HSG Profile Area SoM - Business Innovation
Date August 2022
Page Range 364-373
Number of Pages 10
Event Title 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management - P&OM 2022 -
Event Location Online, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan
Event Dates 23-25.8.2022
ISBN 9784866936864
Contact Email Address jens.kaiser@unisg.ch
Depositing User Jens Kaiser
Date Deposited 05 Oct 2022 15:39
Last Modified 06 Oct 2022 07:14
URI: https://www.alexandria.unisg.ch/publications/267528

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Kaiser, Jens; Saretz, Benedikt & Friedli, Thomas: Strategic site reasons re-visited, digging deeper in the rationale of global manufacturing networks: An empirical study from a headquarters perspective. 2022. - 6th World Conference on Production and Operations Management - P&OM 2022 -. - Online, Kindai University, Osaka, Japan.

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