Factors Influencing the Choice of New Location for Paper Packaging Manufacturers Serving Direct Food Contact Markets in the Modern Era

Jakub Statucki, Klaudia Hilebrandt-Szymanska
European Research Studies Journal, Volume XXVIΙ, Issue 1, 228-237, 2024
DOI: 10.35808/ersj/3358


Purpose: The paper investigates the process and criteria used in production location decisions, based on a literature overview and a case study in a location in Poland of an American manufacturing company producing paper packaging for direct food contact with a global production network. Design/Methodology/Approach: The data collection comprised interviews with top management and project management as well as a document analysis. Findings: Obtained result and the findings indicate that the production location decision can be used for larger or smaller enterprises, as well as for other industries, because the article takes into account a large number and a wide range of factors. Practical Implications: Location from the point of view of operations but also full supply chain of raw materials and production requited components that in case of a broken supply chain drastically affects operations. Originality/Value: Modern world in the recent three to five years challenged business due to many global aspects. Unpredicted pandemia of Covid, Suez Canal blocked by a container ship, war in Europe or recent unstable situation on the Red sea forced global companies to rethink and reshape the approach to globalization, especially in perspective of location of the business.

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