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Evaluate These Factors in a Global Manufacturing Site Selection Activity

Published: 25 January 2019

ID: G00375486

Analyst(s): Kamala Raman


Few decisions have a longer-term impact on business strategy and structural costs than global manufacturing site selection. Supply chain leaders should use this research for evaluating countries for manufacturing site selection as part of their network design.

Table Of Contents
  • Key Challenges



  • Include Hard Measures That Factor the Business, Political and Regulatory Environment, Globally
  • Include Company and Industry Criteria in the Site Selection Model
  • Evaluate the Factory as Part of a Network to Understand the Costs to Serve the Expected Demand
  • Factor Expected Future Growth in Market Demand and Expected Improvements in the Country‚Äôs Economic Outlook

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