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Production Localization Factors: An Industrial and Literature Based Review

Publication Type:

Conference/Workshop Paper


International Conference on Manufacturing Research 2013


Decision are commonly based on the available or easily accessible information; this is also true for more complex assessments like production localization. Where to locate production is often a key strategic decisions that has great impact on a company’s profitability for a long time; insufficient business intelligence may therefore have grave consequences. Six production localization factor studies have been assessed to see if they are focusing on the same issues and if there are any gaps. A new approach for structuring localization factors and the localization process is then presented and assessed with regards to some previously identified critical issues.


author = {Marcus Bjelkemyr and Magnus Wiktorsson and Carin R{\"o}si{\"o} and Jessica Bruch and Monica Bellgran},
title = {Production Localization Factors: An Industrial and Literature Based Review},
isbn = {978-1-907413-23-0},
editor = {Dr Essam Shehab, Dr Peter Ball and Dr Benny Tjahjono},
pages = {489--494},
month = {September},
year = {2013},
booktitle = {International Conference on Manufacturing Research 2013 },
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