1.IntroductionThis report is based on the investigation of two global business organisations, TCL and GREE, illustrating the overseas operation of them. TCL ( The Creative Life ), one of the largest electronics enterprise groups in contemporary Chinese market, was founded in the year of 1981. TCL mainly focused on the manufacturing of TV sets, which indispensably and successfully helped the company initiating overseas market. GREE group is an electrical appliances manufacturer based in Zhuhai, Guangdong Province, People's Republic of China. They were established in March 1985 and produce a range of household appliances, undertaking the entire production process from design and development to production.
2. How to Integrate Various Production LocationsAs is known, a multinational corporation, also called multinational enterprise, is a corporation or enterprise that manages production or delivers services in more than one country. In other words, multinational corporations have to conduct business in more than one location.
It is fundamental to choose appropriate locations in behalf of the company. Furthermore, the integration of their various production locations is needed to be specially concentrated, in order to achieve producing coherent and better performance of the organisations.
There are plenty of choices for multinational corporations to select, in order to unit their production in various sites. These methods include the use of outsourcing for manufacture, the use of contract manufacture, sourcing components, integrating manufacturing units, and moving materials between sites. Especially, the outsourcing for manufacture is widely used, which means the transfer of the day-to-day execution of an entire business function to an external service provider. What's more, the use of contract manufacture is another effective and efficient option.
A contract manufacturer is a firm that manufactures components or products for another 'hiring' firm. Many industries utilise this process, especially the aerospace, defense, computer, semiconductor, energy, medical,