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Manufacturing Prioritization in APAC

  • ID: 4846303
  • Country Profile
  • November 2018
  • Region: Asia Pacific
  • 44 pages
  • FrontierView
Changing global and regional dynamics are leading executives to shift from an almost exclusive focus on building efficient production networks to building more resilient production networks- Escalating US-China trade tensions have brought to light the downside of over-relying on one country for production and underlined the need to diversify- While these tensions will act as the catalyst, longer-term trends will also push many multinationals to diversify parts of their production footprints- As cost-benefit dynamics change, executives will need to re-evaluate the return on investment of their existing or planned production facilities, and assess whether past assumptions still hold in this changing environment- The author has developed a manufacturing prioritization tool that will enable MNCs to assess the attractiveness of Asia-Pacific economies for their manufacturing needs.

What you will learn
  • Eight criteria to assess manufacturing attractiveness in APAC
  • How to us- The author's APAC manufacturing prioritization tool
  • Actions for multinationals to take to win in the region
What you will receive
  • Immediate access to the 44-page PDF report
  • Exclusive email updates covering emerging markets business topics
  • Special discounts on future report purchases
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Executive Summary

Re-Evaluating The APAC Manufacturing Footprint
  • Trade Tensions Will Prompt Adjustments
  • Integration Will Alter Localization Choices
  • Appraising Your Manufacturing Footprint
  • Process: Manufacturing Localization
Eight Criteria to Assess Manufacturing Attractiveness in APAC
  • Assessing Market Attractiveness
The author's APAC Manufacturing Prioritization Tool
  • Manufacturing Attractiveness Index
  • Five Industry Archetypes
  • 1. Low Cost
  • 2. Domestic Consumables
  • 3. Regional Durables
  • 4. Commodity Intermediaries
  • 5. High-Tech
Leveraging On-The-Ground Market Insight
  • Qualitatively Fine-Tune Results
  • 1. Labor
  • 2. Industry Conditions
  • 3. Innovation
  • 4. Infrastructure
  • 5. Regulatory and Business Environment
  • 6. Costs
  • 7. Risks
  • 8. Market Opportunity
  • APAC Manufacturing Prioritization
Determining a Suitable Localization Deployment Path
  • Overview of Localization Options
  • Greenfield Investment
  • Brownfield Investment
  • Joint Ventures
  • Licensing
  • Ranking Methodology
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The author’s strengths include global management topics and country level analysis tailored for a senior executive audience. The research focuses on cross-industry implications of macroeconomic, geopolitical risk, and emerging trends that impact the strategic decisions of business decisionmakers.


Research analysts:

Almost all have advanced degrees in economics, international affairs, or political science, and are multilingual. Researchers have lived and worked in the markets they cover and are based in regional hubs close to market

  • Analysts cover:
  • Economic trends and indicators (near-term volatility, long-term forecasts); political developments (election results, post-election policy, regulations, spending, monetary policy), outlook for market demand and cost of doing business, upside and downside scenarios, MNC investment sentiment, business practices
  • Quality control:

    • Research workflows supported by standard, proprietary process maps, tools and templates for analysis and writing, forecast admin tool, and content management system
    • Research managers pressure-test quality, consistency and usefulness of outlooks, scenarios, and suggested actions
    • Analyst interactions with clients (>1500/year) provide ongoing feedback loops from on-the-ground operators to c-suite
  • Research inputs include:

    • Primary: Multinational and local executives (interviews, surveys, analyst consultations), international and local experts (NGO officials, academics, consultants), international and local government officials
    • Secondary: Local-language news and international media, public/official data sources, government/association reports, Bloomberg
  • Research outputs include:
  • Forecast economic data, country/region outlooks and scenarios, market intelligence reports (monthly/quarterly for key countries as well as occasional Market Spotlights), as-needed analyst commentary alerts