BsgConsultancy.com Senior Partner, Pattyn Frédéric Pagina 3
But what can be said about the Grand Champions that decided after all to stick with their plantthere?11% of them considers their NA plant theircore business because they increase thecapacity of it to nearly the maximum(<8000), furthermore, the capacity of thisplant surpasses always the capacity of theother locations.Most of them (54%), increase the capacity of their plant, but, nearly never favor thisfacility to be their number one productionsite.Somewhat more than a third, prefer thestatus quo.Of all players that kept their facilities in NA, the average production capacity is 4.200.000pairs, this means they doubled their capacity over the 10 year.
What to do with your plant in AP?
Besides your starting plant in NA, you have a newer, more efficient one in Asia as well. What todo with that plant. Well, the figures are clear: you would be an idiot to sell it. Each and every Grand Champion has kept his plant and tried to make it a goldmine.It
s clear that most of them (54%) try tomaximize the inherent potential of thisplant and using it for economies of scale.More than a quarter of the population doesin fact try to expand the capacity of thisplant to support their future or currentproduction needs.For me the strangest observation is the factthat 1 out of 5 Grand Champions thinks
good idea to not only stand with a statusquo, but even go further and sell a part of his plant
When checking the average size of the APplant, we can say without any doubt that it is by far the most important plant of all with its7.800.000 pairs. This means that, on average, that here as well, the capacity of the plants hasdoubled up throughout the year. Furthermore, this plant provides 50% of all the needed shoesfor the company because the average size of the whole production capacity of the population is14.800.000 pairs.