Mobile Phone Manufacturer in China

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Expanding Global Operations:
Mobile Phone Manufacturing in Shenzhen, China
Professor Julian Dalzell
MGMT 801: Human Resources in the Global Firm
Fall 2012

Group 4 Team Members:
Ben Alverson
Wyman Bowers
Lindsay Gilliam
Rod Jaraiedi
Alicia Parker
Yolanda Rhodes
Gabriel Saracila
Eric Seymore

I. Introduction
The competitive pressure in today’s manufacturing landscape is more complex than ever, resulting in the need for companies to maintain high quality levels and concurrently strive to keep costs low. As a result, investing in China has become imperative for both private and public companies. The gradual adoption of free-market business principles, bolstering low labor costs, well-managed operations and supply chain efficiency all have propelled China to the forefront of business expansion. As a growing mobile phones manufacturer, we are seeking to extend our business to China in order to successfully compete in what has become a “global economy”. Our primary objective is to identify a suitable area to stage a domestic assembly operation and regional headquarters from which other subsequent Asian operations will be managed. Once the location and plan of action have been determined, we will need to facilitate staffing operations for the new site and define the parameters for the HR philosophy for the new regional organization. All planning, execution, and staffing goals must be met within 12 months.
II. Selecting a Location
China has become one of the world’s largest mobile phones manufacturing hubs, boasting more than 50 percent share of global yield. From January to August 2011, China manufactured 699 million mobile phones, an increase of 19.3% from 2010 according to latest statistics released by China's Ministry of Industry and Information…...

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