Business Operations Management Discussion Board week 2

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A new firm, Bit Technology Inc., is deciding where to locate its facilities. If this firm is a high-tech manufacturing firm: 1. What factors should be considered in this decision?

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Business OperationsBusiness Operations Management DB2NameClassDateProfessor1Business Operations2Business Operations Management DB2One of the most crucial questions an organization needs to answer to ensure the success oftheir business is where the facilities will be located. Because society is currently in atechnological revolution that has created a global society the decision of where to locate thefacilities is no longer just confined to the United States when deciding where to locate thefacilities but allows the organizational to also consider international options. First the locationmust meet the goals and objectives of the organization. The two most important issues that needto be addressed during the decision making process is production transportation for customersand obtaining a labor pool for reasonable wages.In order to make a determination of whether or not to locate a facility at a particular locationwhat the organization must first decide is the need to produce close to the customer due to timebased competition, trade agreements, and shipping costs (Midland, 2003). If the organizationcannot get the product to the customer in a timely fashion t

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