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Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations

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Angelis, Jannis (2015). Review of Strategic Management of Global Manufacturing, by Thomas Friedli, Andreas Mundt and Stefan Thomas. Production Planning & Control: The Management of Operations 26(13), 1162–1163.

Jannis Angelis

Unlike many other books on manufacturing or supply chain strategy, the authors’ aim is to explore strategic management challenges around global manufacturing networks. Based on the theoretical underpinnings and selection of concepts, however, the book can be described as covering production strategy development and design set in networks. It does not really explore the implementation or management of such production networks. This is not necessarily a bad thing, since the latter would require inclusion of a whole range of different theories and possibly unnecessarily complicate things, but it does reduce the management element.