• 1. Introduction
  • 2. The Manufacturing Network Configuration Problem: Literature Review and Synthesis
  • 3. Risk Pooling Benefit of Process Plant Networks: A Simple Demonstration
  • 4. A Two-stage Optimization Model for the Network Configuration Problem
  • 4.1 Two-stage Model for a Process Plant Network
  • 4.2 Two -stage Model for a Product Plant network
  • 4.3 Comparing the Performance of Product and Process Plant Networks
  • 5. Numerical Examples with Uniform Demand Distribution
  • 5.1 Results for a Two-stage Model for a Process Plant Network with Uniform Demand
  • 5.2 Network Configuration Choice with Uniform demand
  • 6. Conclusions and Future Research
  • Appendix
  • References