Companies that align their operations to their strategy unleash superior performance.
Content: Article | Authors: Adam Michaels, Curt Mueller, Richard Kauffeld | Source: strategy+business | Subjects: Operations, Strategy
Most companies wait until their costs are demonstrably out of line before they scrutinize their manufacturing topography. But a forward-thinking firm can reduce unit costs by as much as 40 percent of total acquisition costs by asking: How many plants should we have? Where should they be? What should their focus and mission be? Designing an appropriate manufacturing footprint is not an easy process, but … [ Read more ]
Content: Article | Authors: Curt Mueller, Dermot Shorten, Michael Pfitzmann | Source: strategy+business | Subject: Operations