Strategic positioning of manufacturing operations within global supply chains

W. Chandraprakaikul, T.S. Baines, R.Y. Lim

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Abstract

This paper describes research that has sought to create a structured and integrated methodology that guides manufacturers through the decision of strategic positioning within global supply chains. The position of a company is concerned with deciding a boundary and configuration of internal and external business activities to the company and is directly related to initiatives such as outsourcing, make or buy, and offshoring. This paper provides an in-depth description of this concept, describes work carried out to form a methodology for strategic positioning within the global supply chain, and presents the details of the methodology. This research has made a significant contribution to the knowledge on how manufacturing companies can form a strategic positioning within global supply chains.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)831-842
Number of pages12
JournalProceedings of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers, Part B: Journal of Engineering Manufacture
Volume224
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 May 2010

Keywords

  • strategic positioning
  • supply chain
  • manufacturing
  • decision process

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