- February 1, 2013 - 13:00
- Zaragoza Logistics Center, Room 221
In the current global economy, with an increased international presence of all types of organisations, the design and management of global operation networks (GON) plays a vital role in organisational competitiveness. Whilst all types of organisations are facing significant challenges for managing increasingly complex global operations, current literature on global operation networks is still limited in its scope. The aim of the presentation is to discuss the development and evaluation of a construct for assessing the strategic plant role and developing an improved roadmap in GONs. This research makes a contribution to current knowledge on global operations by extending the model proposed by Ferdows (1997) and operationalising it to enable its application for the design and optimisation of global operation networks.
Miguel Mediavilla holds an undergraduate degree (final grade A) in Industrial Engineering from Mondragon Polytechnic School (Spain). He will defend his doctoral thesis next February, which focuses on International Operations Management and has been directed by the University of Navarra (Spain) and UNED (Spain). Miguel has additionally received intensive management training from the Malik Management Zentrum St. Gallen.Miguel started his career as a Research Assistant and Visiting Lecturer at Mondragon University (Spain). Since 2002 he has developed his career at BSH Bosch and Siemens Home Appliances Group, where he worked in different positions in Supplier Development, Industrial Engineering and Six Sigma Black Belt in Spain. For the last 7 years Miguel has been located at the BSH Corporate Headquarters in Munich (Germany) , where he leads teams on international assigments in over 30 countries – mainly focused on Corporate Development and International Operations.