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Methodology for the strategy-oriented distribution of decision autonomy in global production networks

Verhaelen, Bastian 1; Haefner, Benjamin 1; Lanza, Gisela 1
1 Institut für Produktionstechnik (WBK), Karlsruher Institut für Technologie (KIT)

Multinational companies deal with production processes in various countries by operating global production networks. These production processes are allocated to production plants with different levels of autonomy regarding strategic and operative decisions. Typically, each plant and the whole network are managed by one or more network managers who have to deal with a decision overload in their daily business. 50% of their decisions are made in less than 9 minutes and only a small amount of decision tasks are dealt with for more than one hour. To reduce this dilemma, it was found that the distribution of decision autonomy can be enhanced. It depends on the company’s strategy and complexity dimensions in global production networks. However, so far there is little evidence on how to better distribute decision autonomy in global production networks in detail. Furthermore, it is not transparent at what level of cetralism a global production network should be managed without cutting the capabilities of production plants. This paper presents a methodology, which examines relevant strategy dimensions and derives guidance on how to distribute decisions in global production networks. ... mehr

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DOI: 10.5445/IR/1000130645
Veröffentlicht am 23.03.2021
DOI: 10.1016/j.procir.2021.01.045
Zitationen: 1
Cover der Publikation
Zugehörige Institution(en) am KIT Institut für Produktionstechnik (WBK)
Publikationstyp Proceedingsbeitrag
Publikationsjahr 2021
Sprache Englisch
Identifikator ISSN: 2212-8271
KITopen-ID: 1000130645
Erschienen in 8th CIRP Global Web Conference – Flexible Mass Customisation (CIRPe 2020). Ed.: K. Kellens
Veranstaltung 8th CIRP Global Web Conference (CIRPe 2020), Online, 14.10.2020 – 16.10.2020
Verlag Elsevier
Seiten 15-20
Serie Procedia CIRP ; 96
Schlagwörter Production network; decision autonomy; production strategy
Nachgewiesen in Dimensions
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