• Evaluate tradeoffs between different geographic locations when establishing a manufacturing facility (off-shoring, near-shoring, and on-shoring)

  • Run a sensitivity analysis on total cost

  • Assess the impact of transportation costs, exchange rates, labor cost rates, lead times, and other assumptions on total costs

  • Identify qualitative factors to be considered when deciding between non-U.S. facility locations, transportation time variability, consumer perceptions, and cultural differences



Chopra, S., Andreas, I., Gee, S., Kolasi, I., Lhoste, S. and Neuwirth, B. (2017), "Polaris Industries Inc.", Kellogg School of Management Cases. https://doi.org/10.1108/case.kellogg.2016.000260

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