OPM 533 2- Operations Management Operations Strategy & Competitiveness Chapter 2
Outline <ul><li>DEVELOPING MISSIONS AND STRATEGIES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy </li>...
Outline - Continued <ul><li>ISSUES IN OPERATIONS STRATEGY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Precon...
Learning Objectives <ul><li>When you complete this chapter, you should be able to  :  </li></ul><ul><li>Identify or Define...
Developing Missions and Strategies OPM 533 2-
Mission OPM 533 2- <ul><li>Mission - where are you going? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization’s purpose for being </li></ul...
Mission of FedEx <ul><li>FedEx is committed to our People-Service-Profit philosophy.  We will produce outstanding financia...
Factors Affecting Mission OPM 533 2- Mission Philosophy & Values Profitability & Growth Environment Customers Public Image...
Mission/Strategy <ul><li>Mission -  where you are going </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy -  how you are going to get there; an a...
Strategy OPM 533 2- <ul><li>Action plan to achieve mission </li></ul><ul><li>Shows how mission will be achieved </li></ul>...
Strategy Process OPM 533 2- Marketing Decisions Operations Decisions Fin./Acct. Decisions Company Mission Business Strateg...
Strategies for Competitive Advantage <ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Cost leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Quick res...
Competing on Differentiation <ul><li>Uniqueness can go beyond both the physical characteristics and service attributes to ...
Competing on Cost <ul><li>Provide the maximum  value  as perceived by  customer </li></ul><ul><li>Does  not  imply low val...
Competing on Response <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Timeliness </li></ul><ul><li>Req...
Competing, Regardless of the Basis, <ul><li>Requires the institutionalization within the firm of the ability to change, an...
OM’s Contribution to Strategy OPM 533 2- Response (Faster) Quality Product Process Location Layout Human Resource Supply C...
10 Strategic OM Decisions <ul><li>Goods & service design  </li></ul><ul><li>Quality  </li></ul><ul><li>Process & capacity ...
Goods & Services and the 10 OM Decisions OPM 533 2-
Goods & Services and the 10 OM Decisions – Continued OPM 533 2-
Goods & Services and the 10 OM Decisions – Continued OPM 533 2-
Goods & Services and the 10 OM Decisions – Continued OPM 533 2-
Process Design OPM 533 2- Low  Moderate  High Volume High Moderate Low Variety of Products Process-focused Job Shops (Prin...
Characteristics of High ROI Firms <ul><li>High quality product  </li></ul><ul><li>High capacity utilization </li></ul><ul>...
Strategic Options Managers Use to Gain Competitive Advantage <ul><li>28% - Operations Management </li></ul><ul><li>18% - M...
Strategic Options Managers Use to Gain Competitive Advantage <ul><li>28%  Operations Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-...
Preconditions - To Implement a Strategy <ul><li>One must understand: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths & weaknesses of compe...
Impetus for Strategy Change <ul><li>Changes in the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Stages in the product life cycle </li></...
Stages in the Product Life Cycle OPM 533 2- Introduction Growth Maturity  Decline  Growth rate
Strategy & Issues During Product Life <ul><li>Company Strategy  & Issues </li></ul><ul><li>OM Strategy  & Issues </li></ul...
Strategy & Issues During Product Life <ul><li>Company Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>& Issues </li></ul><ul><li>OM Strategy </...
Strategy & Issues During Product Life <ul><li>Company Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>& Issues </li></ul><ul><li>OM Strategy </...
Strategy & Issues During Product Life <ul><li>Company Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>& Issues </li></ul><ul><li>OM Strategy </...
Strategy and Issues During a Product’s Life OPM 533 2-
Strategy Development and Implementation <ul><li>Identify critical success factors </li></ul><ul><li>Build and staff the or...
SWOT Analysis Process <ul><li>Environmental Analysis </li></ul>OPM 533 2- <ul><li>Determine Corporate Mission </li></ul><u...
SWOT Analysis to Strategy Formulation OPM 533 2- Strategy Mission External O pportunities Internal S trengths Internal W e...
Identifying  Critical Success Factors OPM 533 2- Decisions Sample Option  Chapter Product Customized, or standardized  5 Q...
Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Courteous, but limited passenger service L...
Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Courteous, but limited passenger service N...
Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Short haul, point-to-point routes, often t...
Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Frequent, reliable schedules High number o...
Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Standardized fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft ...
Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- High aircraft utilization Flexible employe...
Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Lean, productive employees High level of s...
Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Courteous, but limited passenger service L...
Examples of Global Strategies <ul><li>Boeing – both sales and production are worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Benetton – moves...
Management Issues in  Global Operations <ul><li>Global Strategic Context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><...
Supply-Chain Management <ul><li>Sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical integration </li></ul><ul><li>Make-or-buy decisions </...
Location Decisions <ul><li>Country-related issues </li></ul><ul><li>Product-related issues </li></ul><ul><li>Government po...
Materials Management <ul><li>Flow of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation options and speed </li></ul><ul><li>Invent...
Defining Global Operations <ul><li>International business  - engages in cross-border transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Multin...
Reasons to Globalize Operations <ul><li>Reduce costs (labor, taxes, tariffs, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the supply ch...
Trade and Tariff <ul><li>Maquiladoras - Mexican factories located along the U.S.-Mexico border that receive preferential t...
<ul><li>Free trade may  </li></ul><ul><li>take us into the era of the floating factory - a six person crew will take a fac...
Achieving Global Operations -Four Considerations- <ul><li>Global product design </li></ul><ul><li>Global process design an...
Global  Product Design <ul><li>Remember social and cultural differences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>packaging and marketing can ...
Global  Process Design and Technology <ul><li>Information technology enables management of integrated, globally dispersed ...
Global  Facility Location Analysis <ul><li>Select CSFs based on parent organization;’s strategic or operations objectives ...
You May Wish To Consider <ul><li>national literacy  rate </li></ul><ul><li>rate of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>rate of te...
Global Impact of Culture and Ethics <ul><li>Cultures differ!  Some accept/expect: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>variations in punc...
To Establish Global Services <ul><li>Determine if sufficient people or facilities exist to support the service </li></ul><...
Managing Global Service Operations <ul><li>Must take a different perspective on </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity planning </li><...
Some Definitions <ul><li>International business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A firm that engages in cross-border transactions. </...
Some Global Strategies <ul><li>International Strategy : uses exports and licenses to penetrate the global area </li></ul><...
Four International Operations Strategies OPM 533 2-
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  1. 1. OPM 533 2- Operations Management Operations Strategy & Competitiveness Chapter 2
  2. 2. Outline <ul><li>DEVELOPING MISSIONS AND STRATEGIES </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><li>ACHIEVING COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE THROUGH OPERATIONS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Competing on Differentiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competing on Cost </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Competing on Response </li></ul></ul><ul><li>TEN STRATEGIC OM DECISIONS </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  3. 3. Outline - Continued <ul><li>ISSUES IN OPERATIONS STRATEGY </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Research </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Preconditions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Dynamics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>STRATEGY DEVELOPMENT AND IMPLEMENTATION </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Identify Critical Success Factors </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>A Global view of Operations Cultural and Ethical Issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Build and Staff the Organization </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integrate OM with Other Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><li>GLOBAL OPERATIONS STRATEGY OPTIONS </li></ul><ul><ul><li>International Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multidomestic Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Global Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transnational Strategy </li></ul></ul>OPM 533 2-
  4. 4. Learning Objectives <ul><li>When you complete this chapter, you should be able to : </li></ul><ul><li>Identify or Define : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Mission </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Ten Decisions of OM </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Multinational Corporations </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Describe or Explain : </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Specific approaches used by OM to achieve strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Low Cost </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Response </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Four Global Operations Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Why Global Issues are Important </li></ul></ul>OPM 533 2-
  5. 5. Developing Missions and Strategies OPM 533 2-
  6. 6. Mission OPM 533 2- <ul><li>Mission - where are you going? </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Organization’s purpose for being </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Provides boundaries & focus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers ‘What do we provide society?’ </li></ul></ul>© 1995 Corel Corp.
  7. 7. Mission of FedEx <ul><li>FedEx is committed to our People-Service-Profit philosophy. We will produce outstanding financial returns by providing total reliable, competitively superior, global air-ground transportation of high priority goods and documents that require rapid, time-certain delivery. Equally important, positive control of each package will be maintained using real time electronic tracking and tracing systems. A complete record of each shipment and delivery will be presented with our request for payment. We will be helpful, courteous, and professional to each other and the public. We will strive to have a completely satisfied customer at the end of each transaction. </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  8. 8. Factors Affecting Mission OPM 533 2- Mission Philosophy & Values Profitability & Growth Environment Customers Public Image Benefit to Society
  9. 9. Mission/Strategy <ul><li>Mission - where you are going </li></ul><ul><li>Strategy - how you are going to get there; an action plan </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  10. 10. Strategy OPM 533 2- <ul><li>Action plan to achieve mission </li></ul><ul><li>Shows how mission will be achieved </li></ul><ul><li>Company has a business strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Functional areas have strategies </li></ul>© 1995 Corel Corp.
  11. 11. Strategy Process OPM 533 2- Marketing Decisions Operations Decisions Fin./Acct. Decisions Company Mission Business Strategy Functional Area Functional Area Strategies
  12. 12. Strategies for Competitive Advantage <ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul><ul><li>Cost leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Quick response </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  13. 13. Competing on Differentiation <ul><li>Uniqueness can go beyond both the physical characteristics and service attributes to encompass everything that impacts customer’s perception of value </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  14. 14. Competing on Cost <ul><li>Provide the maximum value as perceived by customer </li></ul><ul><li>Does not imply low value or low quality </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  15. 15. Competing on Response <ul><li>Flexibility </li></ul><ul><li>Reliability </li></ul><ul><li>Timeliness </li></ul><ul><li>Requires institutionalization within the firm of the ability to respond </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  16. 16. Competing, Regardless of the Basis, <ul><li>Requires the institutionalization within the firm of the ability to change, and to adapt </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  17. 17. OM’s Contribution to Strategy OPM 533 2- Response (Faster) Quality Product Process Location Layout Human Resource Supply Chain Inventory Scheduling Maintenance HP’s ability to follow the printer market Differentiation (Better) Cost leadership (Cheaper) Southwest Airlines No-frills service Sony’s constant innovation of new products Pizza Hut’s five-minute guarantee at lunchtime Federal Express’s “absolutely, positively on time” Motorola’s automotive products ignition systems Motorola’s pagers IBM’s after-sale service on mainframe computers Fidelity Security’s broad line of mutual funds FLEXIBILITY Design Volume LOW COST DELIVERY Speed Dependability QUALITY Conformance Performance AFTER-SALE SERVICE BROAD PRODUCT LINE Operations Decisions Examples Specific Strategy Used Competitive Advantage
  18. 18. 10 Strategic OM Decisions <ul><li>Goods & service design </li></ul><ul><li>Quality </li></ul><ul><li>Process & capacity design </li></ul><ul><li>Location selection </li></ul><ul><li>Layout design </li></ul><ul><li>Human resource and job design </li></ul><ul><li>Supply-chain management </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  19. 19. Goods & Services and the 10 OM Decisions OPM 533 2-
  20. 20. Goods & Services and the 10 OM Decisions – Continued OPM 533 2-
  21. 21. Goods & Services and the 10 OM Decisions – Continued OPM 533 2-
  22. 22. Goods & Services and the 10 OM Decisions – Continued OPM 533 2-
  23. 23. Process Design OPM 533 2- Low Moderate High Volume High Moderate Low Variety of Products Process-focused Job Shops (Print shop, emergency room , machine shop, fine dining Repetitive (modular) focus Assembly line (Cars, appliances, TVs, fast-food restaurants) Product-focused Continuous (steel, beer, paper, bread, institutional kitchen) Mass Customization Customization at high Volume (Dell Computer’s PC)
  24. 24. Characteristics of High ROI Firms <ul><li>High quality product </li></ul><ul><li>High capacity utilization </li></ul><ul><li>High operating effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Low investment intensity </li></ul><ul><li>Low direct cost per unit </li></ul>OPM 533 2- From the PIMS study of the Strategic Planning Institute
  25. 25. Strategic Options Managers Use to Gain Competitive Advantage <ul><li>28% - Operations Management </li></ul><ul><li>18% - Marketing/distribution </li></ul><ul><li>17% - Momentum/name recognition </li></ul><ul><li>16% - Quality/service </li></ul><ul><li>14% - Good management </li></ul><ul><li>4% - Financial resources </li></ul><ul><li>3% - Other </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  26. 26. Strategic Options Managers Use to Gain Competitive Advantage <ul><li>28% Operations Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Low- cost product </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product-line breadth </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Technical superiority </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Product characteristics/differentiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuing product innovation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Low-price/high-value offerings </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Efficient, flexible operations adaptable to consumers </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Engineering research development </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Location </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul></ul>OPM 533 2-
  27. 27. Preconditions - To Implement a Strategy <ul><li>One must understand: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Strengths & weaknesses of competitors and new entrants into the market </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Current and prospective environmental, legal, and economic issues </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>The notion of product life cycle </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Resources available with the firm and within the OM function </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Integration of OM strategy with company strategy and with other functions. </li></ul></ul>OPM 533 2-
  28. 28. Impetus for Strategy Change <ul><li>Changes in the organization </li></ul><ul><li>Stages in the product life cycle </li></ul><ul><li>Changes in the environment </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  29. 29. Stages in the Product Life Cycle OPM 533 2- Introduction Growth Maturity Decline Growth rate
  30. 30. Strategy & Issues During Product Life <ul><li>Company Strategy & Issues </li></ul><ul><li>OM Strategy & Issues </li></ul>OPM 533 2- Best period to increase market share R&D engineering are critical Product design and development are critical Frequent product and process design changes Over-capacity Short production runs High skilled-labor content High production costs Limited number of models Utmost attentions to quality Quick elimination of market-revealed design defects Introduction
  31. 31. Strategy & Issues During Product Life <ul><li>Company Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>& Issues </li></ul><ul><li>OM Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>& Issues </li></ul>OPM 533 2- Practical to change prices or quality image Marketing is critical Strengthen niche Forecasting is critical Product and process reliability Competitive product improvements and options Shift toward product oriented Enhance distribution Growth
  32. 32. Strategy & Issues During Product Life <ul><li>Company Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>& Issues </li></ul><ul><li>OM Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>& Issues </li></ul>OPM 533 2- Poor time to increase market share Competitive costs become critical Poor time to change price, image, or quality Defend position via fresh promotional and distribution approaches Standardization Less rapid product changes and more minor annual model changes Optimum capacity Increasing stability of manufacturing process Lower labor skills Long production runs Attention to product improvement and cost cutting Re-examination of necessity of design compromises Maturity
  33. 33. Strategy & Issues During Product Life <ul><li>Company Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>& Issues </li></ul><ul><li>OM Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>& Issues </li></ul>OPM 533 2- Cost control critical to market share Little product differentiation Cost minimization Overcapacity in the industry Prune line to eliminate items not returning Good margin Reduce capacity Decline
  34. 34. Strategy and Issues During a Product’s Life OPM 533 2-
  35. 35. Strategy Development and Implementation <ul><li>Identify critical success factors </li></ul><ul><li>Build and staff the organization </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  36. 36. SWOT Analysis Process <ul><li>Environmental Analysis </li></ul>OPM 533 2- <ul><li>Determine Corporate Mission </li></ul><ul><li>Form a Strategy </li></ul>
  37. 37. SWOT Analysis to Strategy Formulation OPM 533 2- Strategy Mission External O pportunities Internal S trengths Internal W eaknesses External T hreats Competitive Advantage
  38. 38. Identifying Critical Success Factors OPM 533 2- Decisions Sample Option Chapter Product Customized, or standardized 5 Quality Define customer expectations and how to achieve them 6, S6 Process Facility size, technology, capacity 7, S7 Location Near supplier or customer 8 Layout Work cells or assembly line 9 Human resource Specialized or enriched jobs 10, S10 Supply chain Single or multiple source suppliers 11, S11 Inventory When to reorder, how much to keep on hand 12, 14,16 Schedule Stable or fluctuating productions rate 13, 15 Maintenance Repair as required or preventive maintenance 17 Marketing Service Distribution Promotion Channels of distribution Product positioning (image, functions) Finance/Accounting Leverage Cost of capital Working capital Receivables Payables Financial control Lines of credit Production/Operations
  39. 39. Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Courteous, but limited passenger service Lean, productive employees Short haul, point-to-point routes, often to secondary airports High aircraft utilization Standardized fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft Frequent, reliable schedules Competitive Advantage: Low Cost
  40. 40. Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Courteous, but limited passenger service No seat assignments No baggage transfers Automated ticketing machines No meals
  41. 41. Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Short haul, point-to-point routes, often to secondary airports Lower gate costs at secondary airports High number of flights, reduces employee idle time between flights
  42. 42. Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Frequent, reliable schedules High number of flights reduces employee idle time between flights Saturate a city with flights lowering administrative costs per passenger for that city
  43. 43. Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Standardized fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft Pilot training on only one type of aircraft Reduced maintenance inventory required because of only one type of aircraft Excellent supplier relations with Boeing has aided financing
  44. 44. Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- High aircraft utilization Flexible employees and standard planes aids scheduling Flexible union contracts Maintenance personnel trained on only one type of aircraft 20 minute gate turnarounds
  45. 45. Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Lean, productive employees High level of stock ownership Hire for attitude, then train High employee compensation Empowered employees Automated ticket machines
  46. 46. Activity Mapping: Southwest Airline’s Low Cost Competitive Advantage OPM 533 2- Courteous, but limited passenger service Lean, productive employees Short haul, point-to-point routes, often to secondary airports High aircraft utilization Standardized fleet of Boeing 737 aircraft Frequent, reliable schedules Competitive Advantage: Low Cost
  47. 47. Examples of Global Strategies <ul><li>Boeing – both sales and production are worldwide. </li></ul><ul><li>Benetton – moves inventory to stores around the world faster than its competitor by building flexibility into design, production, and distribution </li></ul><ul><li>Sony – purchases components from suppliers in Thailand, Malaysia, and around the world </li></ul><ul><li>GM is building four similar plants in Argentina, Poland, China, and Thailand </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  48. 48. Management Issues in Global Operations <ul><li>Global Strategic Context </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Differentiation </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Cost leadership </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Response </li></ul></ul>OPM 533 2- Logistics Management Location Decisions Supply Chain Management
  49. 49. Supply-Chain Management <ul><li>Sourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Vertical integration </li></ul><ul><li>Make-or-buy decisions </li></ul><ul><li>Partnering </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  50. 50. Location Decisions <ul><li>Country-related issues </li></ul><ul><li>Product-related issues </li></ul><ul><li>Government policy/political risk </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational issues </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  51. 51. Materials Management <ul><li>Flow of materials </li></ul><ul><li>Transportation options and speed </li></ul><ul><li>Inventory levels </li></ul><ul><li>Packaging </li></ul><ul><li>Storage </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  52. 52. Defining Global Operations <ul><li>International business - engages in cross-border transactions </li></ul><ul><li>Multinational Corporation - has extensive involvement in international business, owning or controlling facilities in more than one country </li></ul><ul><li>Global company - integrates operations from different countries, and views world as a single marketplace </li></ul><ul><li>Transnational company - seeks to combine the benefits of global-scale efficiencies with the benefits of local responsiveness </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  53. 53. Reasons to Globalize Operations <ul><li>Reduce costs (labor, taxes, tariffs, etc.) </li></ul><ul><li>Improve the supply chain </li></ul><ul><li>Provide better goods and services </li></ul><ul><li>Attract new markets </li></ul><ul><li>Learn to improve operations </li></ul><ul><li>Attract and retain global talent </li></ul>OPM 533 2- Tangible Intangible
  54. 54. Trade and Tariff <ul><li>Maquiladoras - Mexican factories located along the U.S.-Mexico border that receive preferential tariff treatment </li></ul><ul><li>GATT - an international treaty that helps promote world trade by lowering barriers to the free flow of goods across borders </li></ul><ul><li>NAFTA - a free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States </li></ul><ul><li>AFTA – a free trade agreement among the Asian countries </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  55. 55. <ul><li>Free trade may </li></ul><ul><li>take us into the era of the floating factory - a six person crew will take a factory from port to port in order to obtain the best market, material, labor and tax advantages </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  56. 56. Achieving Global Operations -Four Considerations- <ul><li>Global product design </li></ul><ul><li>Global process design and technology </li></ul><ul><li>Global factory location analysis </li></ul><ul><li>Impact of Culture and Ethics </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  57. 57. Global Product Design <ul><li>Remember social and cultural differences </li></ul><ul><ul><li>packaging and marketing can help make product seem “domestic” but - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ liter” versus “quart” </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>“ sweetness” and “taste” </li></ul></ul></ul>OPM 533 2-
  58. 58. Global Process Design and Technology <ul><li>Information technology enables management of integrated, globally dispersed operation </li></ul><ul><li>Texas Instruments: 50 plants in 19 countries </li></ul><ul><li>Hewlett-Packard - product development teams in U.S., Japan, Great Britain, and Germany </li></ul><ul><li>Reduces time-to-market </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  59. 59. Global Facility Location Analysis <ul><li>Select CSFs based on parent organization;’s strategic or operations objectives </li></ul><ul><li>Obtain country-specific information on the CSFs </li></ul><ul><li>Evaluate each country’s CSFs using a 1 (bad) to 5 (good) rating scale </li></ul><ul><li>Sum the ratings </li></ul>OPM 533 2- Using CSFs for Country Selection
  60. 60. You May Wish To Consider <ul><li>national literacy rate </li></ul><ul><li>rate of innovation </li></ul><ul><li>rate of technology change </li></ul><ul><li>number of skilled workers </li></ul><ul><li>stability of government </li></ul><ul><li>product liability laws </li></ul><ul><li>export restrictions </li></ul><ul><li>similarity in language </li></ul>OPM 533 2- <ul><li>work ethic </li></ul><ul><li>tax rates </li></ul><ul><li>inflation </li></ul><ul><li>availability of raw materials </li></ul><ul><li>interest rates </li></ul><ul><li>population </li></ul><ul><li>number of miles of highway </li></ul>
  61. 61. Global Impact of Culture and Ethics <ul><li>Cultures differ! Some accept/expect: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>variations in punctuality </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>long lunch hours </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>expectation of thievery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>bribery </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>little protection of intellectual property </li></ul></ul>OPM 533 2-
  62. 62. To Establish Global Services <ul><li>Determine if sufficient people or facilities exist to support the service </li></ul><ul><li>Identify foreign markets that are open - not controlled by governments </li></ul><ul><li>Determine what services are of most interest to foreign customers </li></ul><ul><li>Determine how to reach global customers </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  63. 63. Managing Global Service Operations <ul><li>Must take a different perspective on </li></ul><ul><li>Capacity planning </li></ul><ul><li>Location Planning </li></ul><ul><li>Facilities design and layout </li></ul><ul><li>Scheduling </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  64. 64. Some Definitions <ul><li>International business </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A firm that engages in cross-border transactions. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Multinational Corporation (MNC) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>A firm that has extensive involvement in international business, owning or controlling facilities in more than one country </li></ul></ul>OPM 533 2-
  65. 65. Some Global Strategies <ul><li>International Strategy : uses exports and licenses to penetrate the global area </li></ul><ul><li>Multidomestic Strategy : uses decentralized authority with substantial autonomy at each business </li></ul><ul><li>Global Strategy : Uses a high degree of centralization, with headquarters coordinating to seek standardization and learning between plants </li></ul><ul><li>Transnational Strategy : Exploits economies of scale and learning, as well as pressure for responsiveness, by recognizing that core competencies reside everywhere in the organization </li></ul>OPM 533 2-
  66. 66. Four International Operations Strategies OPM 533 2-

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