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Framework for assessing the strategic plant role and deploying an improvement roadmap in global operations networks: an empirical study

Citation
Mediavilla M, Errasti A & Mendibil K (2015) Framework for assessing the strategic plant role and deploying an improvement roadmap in global operations networks: an empirical study, Production Planning and Control, 26 (10), pp. 799-823.

Abstract
In the current global economy, with an increased international presence of all types of organisations, the design and management of global operations networks (GON) plays a vital role in organisational competitiveness. Whilst all types of organisations are facing significant challenges for managing increasingly complex global operations, current literature on GONs 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 in ‘Making the Most of Foreign Factories’ (HBR, 1997) and operationalising it to enable its application for the design and optimisation of GONs.

Keywords
global operations network; strategic plant role; value chain; Akondia framework

StatusPublished
AuthorsMediavilla Miguel, Errasti Ander, Mendibil Kepa
Publication date2015
Publication date online27/02/2015
Date accepted by journal02/11/2014
PublisherTaylor and Francis
ISSN 0953-7287
LanguageEnglish

Journal
Production Planning and Control: Volume 26, Issue 10

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