Global Production

A Handbook for Strategy and Implementation

Editors: Abele, E., Meyer, T., Näher, U., Strube, G., Sykes, R. (Eds.)

  • Comprehensive handbook on the strategy and implementation of global manufacturing networks
  • Provides best-practice examples for operational and cost improvements when setting up an optimal manufacturing network
  • Treats the whole range of management challenges: from the optimal location decision to the ramp-up of new production sites
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About this book

What is the best configuration for a global production network? What are the different dynamics in low-cost vs. high-cost countries? Getting the answers right is key to building a competitive and efficient global production network. Centers of economic activity are shifting profoundly, globally and even regionally. Production is shifting even more dramatically than the economy as a whole, making it critical for decision makers to know what criteria matter most and how to make the right decisions on where to invest. Regardless of the industry involved, an optimized global footprint can translate to a competitive advantage. A comprehensive redesign typically yields a 20 to 40 percent reduction in manufacturing costs. Global production and purchasing operations create a platform for entry into new markets. Planning and implementing a sustainable globalization strategy, however, takes considerable effort; this book is there to help in that task.

The wealth of experience and analysis featured in Global Production is the result of an extensive survey among leading manufacturing companies as well as countless discussions with executives who have personally wrestled with the issues of "going global." In breadth and depth, the insights it offers surpass what a manager or most individual companies could acquire on their own.

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From the reviews: “This book, an update of the 2005 German edition, is based on interviews with 100+ managers at 54 companies in Western Europe, North America and Asia … . The book, with a good quality touch, is filled with examples and data from companies and it has well-constructed, insightful data graphs and figures … . I would highly recommend this book to academicians, consultants and practitioners or anyone who would like to know more about the inner workings of global production networks.” (Gyula Vastag, International Journal of Production Research, Vol. 47 (19), October, 2009)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Why Go Global? The Multinational Imperative

    Frank Jacob, Dr.-Ing. Gernot Strube

    Pages 2-33

  • Selection Criteria: Assessing Relevant Trends and Indicators

    Dr.-Ing. Tobias Meyer

    Pages 34-101

  • Network Design: Optimizing the Global Production Footprint

    Dr.-Ing. Tobias Meyer, Frank Jacob

    Pages 140-190

  • Production Technology: Adapting to Maximize Local Advantage

    Tobias Liebeck, Dr.-Ing. Tobias Meyer, Prof. Dr.-Ing. Eberhard Abele

    Pages 192-235

  • Implementation: Ramping Up New Facilities for Top Performance

    Sebastian Simon, Marina Dervisopoulos, Frank Jacob, Dr. Ulrich Näher

    Pages 236-269

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Hardcover $129.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Production
Book Subtitle
A Handbook for Strategy and Implementation
Editors
  • Eberhard Abele
  • Tobias Meyer
  • Ulrich Näher
  • Gernot Strube
  • Richard Sykes
Copyright
2008
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-71653-2
DOI
10.1007/978-3-540-71653-2
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-540-71652-5
Softcover ISBN
978-3-662-50127-6
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 401
Additional Information
Original German edition published by Hanser, Munich, Vienna, 2006
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