This thesis contributes to the global supply chain management literature by studying manufacturing flexibility for non-modular products, establishing the relationship between the cost of flexible technology and optimal investment strategy under joint demand and exchange rate uncertainty, and applying the stochastic input-modeling techniques to investigate the impact of different input parameters on the optimal capacity investment decision.Chapter 4 Investment Drivers in Global Supply Chains 4.1 Introduction Ever- faster changes in consumer preferences along with fierce ... (2000), Van Mieghem (2003), and Kouvelis and Su (2007) for extensive reviews. ... Fusco and Spring (2003) state that aquot;worldaquot; cars, such as GM Corsa, VW Golf, Honda Accord, Honda Civic, Toyota Corolla, and Ford ... However, some requirements may be as different as diesel engine versus gas engine or left-hand drive versus right- hand drive, anbsp;...
|Title||:||Global Capacity Investment Strategies for Multinational Corporations|
|Publisher||:||ProQuest - 2008|