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Supply Chain Management 2/e: Text and Cases, 2nd Edition by Janat Shah

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6

Network Design and Operations: Facility Location

Learning Objectives

After reading this chapter, you will be able to answer the following questions:

  • What is role of network design and operations in supply chain management?
  • What are the key factors that drive network design decisions? How do firms make optimal network design decisions?
  • How do firms make optimum supply chain operations planning decisions?
  • What are the different types of roles that a facility can play within a supply chain network?
  • In what way do network design decisions for the service sector differ from those of product businesses?

Reliance Retail,1 the retail mega vision of Mukesh Ambani, started operations in the third quarter of 2006. When the first store was launched, ...

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