Chapter 2

Understanding the Role of Logistics in Global Manufacturing and Sales

IN THIS CHAPTER

check Understanding the role of logistics in global manufacturing

check Shifting from domestic to foreign manufacturing and distribution

check Considering geo-political and social environments in the decision to go global

check Adjusting your business practices to e-commerce

Now that you’ve successfully mastered the logistics necessary to profitably design, manufacture, sell, and recycle your product in your domestic market, you’re weighing the decision to expand your operations into foreign markets.

As shown in Figure 2-1, logistics plays a significant role in the successful design, manufacturing, sales, and disposal of all products. The term life cycle is used to identify the major elements in a product’s “life,” from its conception (that is, its initial design) to its ultimate disposal.

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FIGURE 2-1: The role of logistics in a product’s life cycle.

In this chapter, we provide an overview ...

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