Plant Evolution: A Manufacturing Network Perspective

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    Viewing them as portfolios of products and processes, we aim to address how plants evolve in the context of a manufacturing network and how the evolution of one plant impacts other plants in the same manufacturing network. Based on discussions of ten plants from three Danish companies, we identify two different trajectories. Together, these trajectories determine the evolution of a manufacturing network. Factors appearing to affect the two trajectories include competencies built up, transferred or acquired locally, market potential, performance considerations, local, situational factors and strategy.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationThe Proceedings of the 16th International Annual Euroma Conference : Implementation - Realizing Operations Management Knowledge
    EditorsMats Johansson, Patrik Jonsson
    Number of pages10
    PublisherChalmers tekniska högskola
    Publication date2009
    Publication statusPublished - 2009
    EventThe 16th International Annual EurOMA Conference - Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden
    Duration: 14 Jun 200917 Jun 2009
    Conference number: 16


    ConferenceThe 16th International Annual EurOMA Conference
    CityChalmers University of Technology


    • manufacturing networks; plant evolution

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