A Business Case Tool as Decision Support in Early Production Location Project Stages

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Globalisation makes companies enter the global market both in sale and production. Previous studies have shown that one of the main reasons for relocation and outsourcing is cost saving. There are also studies showing that companies today may benefit from a decision support model based on costs. This paper provides a business case tool to be used in the scoping phase where different location alternatives are to be roughly analysed for further investigation. The tool is to be used together with strategic analyses and more extensive risk analyses to make a solid information platform for decisions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 6th Swedish Production Symposium
EditorsJohan Stahre, Björn Johansson, Mats Björkman
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 2014
EventSwedish Production Symposium, 2014 - Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden
Duration: 2014 Sep 162014 Sep 18
Conference number: 6


ConferenceSwedish Production Symposium, 2014
Abbreviated titleSPS

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Materials Engineering


  • Location decision
  • business case
  • decision support
  • cost conscious analyses.


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