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The new global factory: A systems perspective for addressing the complexity of localization in emerging markets

The new global factory: A systems perspective for addressing the complexity of localization in emerging markets

Year: 2014

Section: Managing Multiple Domains in Complex Projects

Editor: Marle, F.; Jankovic, M.; Maurer, M.; Schmidt, D. M.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Wehner, P.; Sillitto, H.; Harris, S.

Series: DSM

Section: Managing Multiple Domains in Complex Projects

Pages: 379-388

Abstract

cturers that are expanding into emerging markets to access both markets and production resources there. By examining one specific western manufacturer that is making this journey in some detail, it develops a systems framework that helps the overall system complexity to be deconstructed, and to be presented as an overall global factory ‘system of systems’, that links three specific systems: a production system, an innovation system, and a management system. We argue that this PIM (Production – Innovation – Management) segmentation of the system complexity, combined with the business process system that links them together within the global factory environment, represents a useful contribution for helping firms to address the complexities that they face when expanding from being nationally based international manufacturers, to being Global Factories.

Keywords: Systems Engineering, Problem Structuring, System Dynamics, Complexity Science, Emerging Markets

ds endorsed conferenceDSM 2014 International Dependency and Structure Modelling DSM Conference 2014. Paris France. 2 July 2014 – 4 July 2014 CALL FOR PAPERS

Dependency and Structure Modelling (DSM) techniques support complex system design by focusing attention on system elements and their interdependencies related to all domains: product, process and organization. For this 2014 edition, we would like to invite original scholarly work related to modeling, analysis and prediction of risk and change management in complex systems. Emergence is one of complex system properties stemming from its’ complexity, whether desired or not. This complexity makes it...

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