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Decentralizing manufacturing & country risk assessment

I'm looking for an orginal thought on the following ? at least 250 word response to each question.

When is it appropriate to decentralize manufacturing?

What is a country risk analysis? Is country risk analysis an effective tool for determining the desirability of establishing a manufacturing site or other modes of entry?

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The most appropriate time to decentralize a manufacturing operation is when centralized decision making hampers the ability to make fast and flexible decisions or interferes with using local resources including materials, supplies, and labor. Decentralization allows for the local organization to access the local benefits for the company. This includes the ability to access suppliers to supplement or replace resources. Using local talent and resources gives the company an ...

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A discussion on when it is appropriate to decentralize manufacturing. Explanation of a country risk assessment.