Do best manufacturing practices depend on the plant role in international manufacturing networks?

Krisztina Demeter, Levente Szász, Harry Boer

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    Abstract

    In the last decades several companies have become manufacturing networks of plants, usually in an international context. These plants can serve different purposes and have different level of competences. This diversity has to affect the use and pay off of various operations management practices. This paper investigates the relationship between plant roles and the “goodness” of manufacturing practices using the International Manufacturing Strategy Survey. According to our results plants with higher competence (leaders and contributors) have more best practices than less competent plants. Servers can build their competences through interplant networking activities, while offshore plants utilize servitization to improve performance.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st International EurOMA Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
    Number of pages10
    Volume21
    Place of PublicationPalermo
    PublisherEurOMA
    Publication date20 Jun 2014
    Publication statusPublished - 20 Jun 2014
    Event21st International EurOMA Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy: Operations Management in an Innovation Economy - University of Palermo, Palermo, Italy
    Duration: 20 Jun 201425 Jun 2014
    Conference number: 21

    Conference

    Conference21st International EurOMA Conference on Operations Management in an Innovation Economy
    Number21
    LocationUniversity of Palermo
    CountryItaly
    CityPalermo
    Period20/06/201425/06/2014

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