Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 Oct 4, 2011 The Global Assembly Line-...

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Unformatted text preview: Lecture 3 Oct 4, 2011 The Global Assembly Line- Why are manufacturing systems global in scale?- What new patterns of economic activity has this produced?- How has this affected local and regional economics and societies? Q 1 and 2:- Increased locational flexibility in time and space o From fordism to post-fordism is referring to a fix on spatially dispersed assembly line- Global scale spatial separation of manufacturing operations- Global outsourcing of material and components Result in:- Global production and marketing chains controlled by TNCs o Read Crewe article on fashion commodity chain o The consumers are the ones that determined what will be produced, ,made, sourcing cotton, label o Wherever highest production cost can be obtained o Crewes article: makes important point: dont just start with sourcing material, lets talk about the consumer The consumer starts the process Where the original design is created Who controls this: TRANSNATIONAL Corporation Suppy and Commodity Chains:- The network of facilities and distribution capabilities an enterprise uses to:- source raw material chemicals, ores, grains...) or components- Transform the materials or assemble the components into products- Deliver the products to customers (indirectly through distributors or stores or directly to the purchaser). the purchaser)....
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Lecture 3 - Lecture 3 Oct 4, 2011 The Global Assembly Line-...

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