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On the production location decision: a case study on process and criteria

Publication Type:

Journal article


International Journal of Manufacturing Research


Inderscience Publishers




The paper explores the process and criteria used in production location decisions, based on a literature overview and a case study in a Swedish manufacturing company with a global production network. The data collection comprised interviews with top management and project management as well as a document analysis. The findings indicate that the production location decision process is facilitated by following a stepwise process with an initial strategic analysis with a broad scope including also the selection of the future production system concept.


author = {Jessica Bruch and Magnus Wiktorsson and Monica Bellgran},
title = {On the production location decision: a case study on process and criteria},
editor = {Wang, Lihui},
volume = {9},
number = {1},
pages = {74--91},
month = {March},
year = {2014},
journal = {International Journal of Manufacturing Research},
publisher = {Inderscience Publishers},
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