Manufacturing in low cost country locations: costs and benefits

Page, T. ORCID: 0000-0002-6622-0810, 2016. Manufacturing in low cost country locations: costs and benefits. i-manager’s Journal on Management, 11 (2), pp. 12-25. ISSN 0973-5054

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Abstract

China and its reforming markets have increasingly attracted the attention of Western companies. It is seen as a country with expanding markets and low labour costs. As a result, numerous firms have moved production there (Salmi, 2008). This report compares and contrasts the deciding factors under which companies assign manufacture to either Low Cost Country (LCC) locations (such as China), or the UK manufacturing markets. Case studies are used to provide real world representation of some of the issues that companies can face when determining the manufacture location. Conclusions provide a generic overview of recommended manufacturing location based upon prioritising the key factors found from the investigation.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: i-manager’s Journal on Management
Creators: Page, T.
Publisher: i-manager Publications
Date: 12 October 2016
Volume: 11
Number: 2
ISSN: 0973-5054
Divisions: Schools > School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Depositing User: Jill Tomkinson
Date Added: 03 Jan 2018 15:31
Last Modified: 03 Jan 2018 15:31
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/32265

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