Business case as a decision support when relocating manufacturing

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Companies are relocating in order to save cost and for strategic reason. In order to reveal in what extent company today use business case studies when making relocation decisions, an interview study was conducted. Throughout the interview study the following paper establish what cost different companies are taking in consideration when relocate and if those are calculated or estimated. The research started with the hypothesis that many relocation decisions are based on a limited set of parameters and that a fraction of these consists of cost parameters. The outcome will later on be used when developing an industrial decision support for relocation, making it applicable for the manufacturing industry of today. The interview results will show that different companies are taking different cost in consideration; only a few ones are consistent, making the future decision support quite extensive.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Materials Engineering


  • relocation, costs, interview study
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2012
Publication categoryResearch
EventSwedish Production Symposium, 2012 - Linköping, Linköping, Sweden
Duration: 2012 Nov 62012 Nov 8
Conference number: 5


ConferenceSwedish Production Symposium, 2012
Abbreviated titleSPS12