- Sloan School of Management. Engineering Systems Division. Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
- Johnson, Briana F
- Sloan School of Management. Leaders for Manufacturing Program. Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. Deborah Nightingale and Roy Welsch. Deborah Nightingale and Roy
- 71 p.
- Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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- With an economy and customer base that is global,
companies are increasingly expanding outside their home country's
borders. Many times this is done to take advantage of lower labor
or material rates, to increase proximity to the customer, to
decrease logistics and transportation costs, to avoid tariffs and
other taxes as well as many other factors. How does a company take
advantage of the benefits of global operations while still taking
into account the corporate strategy and risks associated with a
location? By looking beyond standard matrix analysis tools that
provide a one number comparison of potential locations, this thesis
will expand the existing tools to incorporate the views of
Enterprise Architecting to provide a more complete picture of how
the decision to expand to one location versus another supports the
desired architecture of the firm. This thesis combines analytical
hierarchy process with a two level decision matrix to quantify the
score of each location. A risk profile was developed to quantify
the risk associated with specific locations and criteria in order
to provide a more complete picture of the potential costs and
benefits of building a facility in a certain location. This more
complete view of location analysis will provide a tool that is both
repeatable and reliable in its results and allows for an objective
decision to be made on location in terms of the critical
- by Briana F. Johnson.
- Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of
Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts
Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division; in
conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT,
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