Chapter Outline

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See pages: 302-333

Operations Profile: Mexico, the Next Great Automaker

            Supply Chain Design and Facility Location Decisions

                        Factors That Affect Supply Chain and Location Decisions

                        Competitive Strategies That Affect Supply Chain and Location Decisions

                        Why Supply Chain and Location Decisions Sometimes Backfire

            Phases in the Supply Chain Design and Location Decision-Making Process

                        Phase I: Design the Supply Chain

                        Phase II: Determine the Configuration of Regional Facilities

                        Phase III: Select Potential Sites for Locating Facilities

                        Phase IV: Choose Locations

            Analytical Methods for Evaluating Locations

                        The Factor Rating Method

                        Breakeven Analysis

                        The Center-of-Gravity Method

                        The Transportation Method

                        The GIS (Geographic Information System) Method

Consider This 8.1: GIS and Location Decisions

            Ethical and Sustainability Issues

            Global Location Planning

                        Chapter Summary

                        Key Terms

                        Discussion and Review Questions

                        Solved Problems


                        Case Study 8.1: Countering the Counterfeiters

                        Video Case

                        Critical Thinking Exercises