Learning Objectives

After studying this chapter, you should be able to:

8.1: Discuss the factors that affect supply chain design and facility location decisions.

8.2: Describe the phases in the supply chain design and location decision-making process.

8.3: Compare the analytical methods managers use to evaluate locations.

8.4 Identify the effect of sustainability and ethics on the location decisions of firms and supply chains.

8.5 Identify the factors that can influence the choice of global locations.