• 1. Introduction
  • 2. Related Literature
  • 3. A Two-stage Model for the Plant Configuration problem
  • 3.1 Objectives and Assumptions
  • 3.2 The Optimization problem for the Process Focused network
  • 3.3 The Optimization problem for the Product Focused Network
  • 4. Numerical Illustration and Sensitivity
  • 4.1 Sensitivity to Common Subassembly Capacity Acquisition Cost
  • 4.2 Sensitivity to Common Subassembly Shipping Cost
  • 5. Sensitivity of Process Network to Cost Parameters
  • 5.1 Sensitivity of Optimal Capacity Acquisition to the Stage 2 costs
  • 5.2 Sensitivity of the Optimal Capacity Acquisitions to Cost of Capacity
  • 5.3 Sensitivity of Joint Service Level to Stage 2 Cost Parameters
  • 6. Conclusions and Future Research
  • REFERENCES