Tools for strategic planning and decision-making for future concepts of operation (UNIQUE)

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    Abstract

    Why produce? What should be produced? Where should it be produced? When should it be produced? How should it be produced?
    For whom should it be produced? These are the strategic questions that any company needs to ask itself before it begins to manufacture something to sell. Answering these questions in a global economy is necessary again and again throughout the company’s lifetime when it wants to grow, maximize efficiency and, sometimes, to survive. Global firms have more choices for locating their activities than ever before. Answering these questions is tricky, and spontaneous solutions seldom hit the target. How can SMEs, in particular, be helped with their strategic production planning and decision-making? How can SME managers be helped to plan, profoundly, their production-related development issues and giant advances, especially when they are not familiar with these kinds of issues in their daily lives.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProduction matters
    Subtitle of host publicationVTT in global trends
    EditorsKai Häkkinen
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages118-120
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7860-3
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7859-7
    Publication statusPublished - 2012
    MoE publication typeD2 Article in professional manuals or guides or professional information systems or text book material

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Research Highlights
    Number3
    ISSN2242-1173

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