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o If it is Market or Region orientation, more than one operations facilities o If it is Supply Chain orientation, each facility produces specially assigned parts 

Logistics – It involves : o Transport issues o Issues of selection and arrangement with vendors o Issues of inventory / Warehousing o Stocks management o Distribution channel – irrespective of the geographical, political, economical, social and cultural distance

Organisation o Structure o Management systems o Resources including HR o Management style and Culture

Competitor activity o Their Markets o Their Capacities o Their Locations o Their Capabilities o Their future Plans

Developing a Global Operations Strategy

Defining / redefining the customer and the focus Region

Market segment

Choice of the basis for competitive advantage

Addressing the Global Operations issue Technology Choice 19

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