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Integrating Risk into the Analysis

Mapping and Managing Country-Level Risks in Manufacturing Networks

Integration von Risiko in die Analyse
Abbildung und Management von Länderrisiken in Produktionsnetzwerken
  • Benedikt Saretz

    Benedikt Saretz, M. Sc., born in 1995, studied industrial engineering and management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe. He is a research associate at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in the area of Production Management in the Global Production research group.

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    and Thomas Friedli

    Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli, born in 1971, is a Professor of Business Administration in the field of Production Management and Director of the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen. In addition to global production networks, the main areas of research at the department he heads include operational excellence and smart services.

Abstract

In times of global turbulence, risk management is key to ensuring competitiveness. For the management of manufacturing networks, the analysis of country risks is crucial. Operations managers must identify and manage risks arising from adverse country developments at an early stage. This paper presents a framework to map these risks and their impact on the manufacturing network. Two industry examples show how operations managers can use the approach to analyze and mitigate country-level risks.

Abstract

In Zeiten globaler Turbulenzen ist das Risikomanagement zentral zur Sicherung der Wettbewerbsfähigkeit. Für das Management von Produktionsnetzwerken ist die Analyse von Länderrisiken entscheidend. Operationsmanager müssen Risiken, die sich aus ungünstigen Länderentwicklungen ergeben, frühzeitig erkennen und bewältigen. Im vorliegenden Beitrag wird deshalb ein Ansatz für die Analyse dieser Risiken und ihrer Auswirkungen auf das Netzwerk anhand von zwei Industriebeispielen vorgestellt.


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About the authors

Benedikt Saretz

Benedikt Saretz, M. Sc., born in 1995, studied industrial engineering and management at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) in Karlsruhe. He is a research associate at the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St.Gallen (HSG) in the area of Production Management in the Global Production research group.

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli

Prof. Dr. Thomas Friedli, born in 1971, is a Professor of Business Administration in the field of Production Management and Director of the Institute of Technology Management at the University of St. Gallen. In addition to global production networks, the main areas of research at the department he heads include operational excellence and smart services.

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Published Online: 2024-02-10
Published in Print: 2024-02-29

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