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Strategic Management of Global Manufacturing Networks

Aligning Strategy, Configuration, and Coordination

  • Thomas Friedli
  • Andreas Mundt
  • Stefan Thomas

Part of the Management for Professionals book series (MANAGPROF)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt, Stefan Thomas
    Pages 1-13
  3. Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt, Stefan Thomas
    Pages 15-44
  4. Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt, Stefan Thomas
    Pages 45-66
  5. Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt, Stefan Thomas
    Pages 67-84
  6. Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt, Stefan Thomas
    Pages 85-112
  7. Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt, Stefan Thomas
    Pages 113-171
  8. Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt, Stefan Thomas
    Pages 173-189
  9. Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt, Stefan Thomas
    Pages 191-195
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 197-271

About this book

Introduction

The preceding process of globalization and the continuously rising competitive pressure on manufacturing companies in more developed economies unveiled the limits of classical site-focused optimization approaches. The focus of network optimization shifts ever more towards an integrative view of manufacturing networks, striving for a harmonization of the strategy-, configuration- and coordination levels. This book presents such an integrative approach to the strategic management of manufacturing networks. Besides strategic network requirements, this book discusses the derivation of an optimal global footprint and the optimization of network coordination activities. Special attention is paid to the site roles concept, especially to the concept of 'lead factory'. A large number of up-to-date cases from the producing industry enrich the book and provide the reader with vivid examples for the application of the presented concepts. Hence, this book is a must-read for both practitioners and academic researchers.​

Keywords

Lead factory Manufacturing management Manufacturing strategy Network configuration Network coordination Network management

Authors and affiliations

  • Thomas Friedli
    • 1
  • Andreas Mundt
    • 2
  • Stefan Thomas
    • 3
  1. 1.ITEM-HSGUniversity of St. GallenSt. GallenSwitzerland
  2. 2.REHAU GmbHMuri b. BernSwitzerland
  3. 3.REHAU GmbHMuri b. BernSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-34185-4
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Business and Economics
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-34184-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-34185-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2192-8096
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-810X
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