Title: The whole picture : integrating site and network dimensions in site roles
Authors : Scherrer, Maike
Deflorin, Patricia
Thomas, Simone
Fischl, Maria
Published in : International operations networks
Pages : 13
Pages to: 28
Editors of the parent work: Johansen, John
Farooq, Sami
Cheng, Yang
Publisher / Ed. Institution : Springer
Publisher / Ed. Institution: London
Issue Date: 2014
License (according to publishing contract) : Licence according to publishing contract
Type of review: Editorial review
Language : English
Subjects : Manufacturing network; Network; Operation; Picture; Site classification framework; Site role; Dimension
Subject (DDC) : 658.1: Organization and finance
Abstract: In this chapter, we develop a site classification framework that combines manufacturing site advantages with manufacturing network-level targets. This framework is the first step for a company-specific site role portfolio. The framework helps to visualise site strengths and weaknesses from a capability- and knowledge-based perspective. Further, it highlights the site’s contribution to the network targets and combines site- and network-level dimensions. To develop the site classification framework, we extend Ferdows’ (1997) introduced dimensions of location advantages and competences with the interconnection of sites from a knowledge-based view. We use a single case study to refine the theoretically derived framework. We add to existing theory because we apply a multi-level perspective and derive methods to measure a sites contribution to the network. In addition, we provide global site managers with a helpful visualisation tool.
Departement: School of Management and Law
Organisational Unit: Center for Enterprise Development (ZUE)
Publication type: Book part
DOI : 10.1007/978-1-4471-5646-8_2
ISBN: 978-1-4471-5645-1
URI: https://digitalcollection.zhaw.ch/handle/11475/13475
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