Manufacturing mobility in global operations

H.J. Steenhuis, E.J. de Bruijn

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The globalization trend inevitably affects the organization of manufacturing by enterprises. It offers opportunities to examine manufacturing from a global perspective and consequently to produce where it is most appropriate. However, globalization has also led to an increase in competitive pressures, as companies have to look wider for opportunities to increase their competitive advantages. One source of competitive advantage arises from manufacturing mobility, which is the timely transfer of technology among manufacturing sites. This paper elaborates on the important determinants of manufacturing mobility, and provides a basis for additional research in this area.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationPOM High Tech. Proceedings of POM 2002, 5-8 April 2002, San Francisco, USA
Place of PublicationS.l.
PublisherProduction and Operations Management Society (POMS)
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2002

Publication series

PublisherPOMS: Production and Operations Management Society


  • International manufacturing
  • plant networks
  • IR-73584
  • METIS-204295
  • manufacturing strategy

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