This relatively short case describes the development of Rolls-Royce’s (RR) Seletar plant in Singapore, and in particular how the plant moved very quickly from a factory receiving information and innovation from its sister facility in the United Kingdom to a node in RR’s manufacturing network.
The Seletar plant in Singapore is RR’s first overseas plant to assemble aircraft engines, as well as to produce some high tech components. It examines how to maintain the good network interactions after the plant has matured, and the initial attention paid to the new plant by the UK management has subsided. ‘Rolls-Royce in Singapore: Harnessing the Power of the Ecosystem to Drive Growth’, by Arnoud de Meyer, Peter Williamson, Havovi Joshi and Christopher Dula, SMU-13-0031
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