FACTORS DETERMINING FLAT GLASS MANUFACTURING LOCATIONS.
A dissertation submitted to St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous) for the degree of Bachelor of Commerce.
Name: Urvashi Suraiya
Room Number: 32
Roll Number: 1006
Flat Glass Manufacturing:
The history of glass
The production process and its dynamics
Factors affecting Flat Glass Manufacturing Locations
Availability of raw material
Case Studies of Leading Flat Glass Manufacturers
Asahi Glass Company
The Flat Glass Industry In Malaysia
Viability of manufacturing facilities.
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I would like to thank our college Professor, Mrs. Chandrima Banerjee whose continual guidance and support, made this dissertation possible. I am also grateful to Professor Soma Nath, Professor Antara Dutta Sen and Professor Shanta Ghoshal for their unconditional help.
I would like to thank the organization Khimjee Hunsraj for giving me an opportunity to work as an intern for a period of four weeks. The experience was an enriching one. It gave me a basic understanding of flat glass as a product and the functioning of the industry. It also gave me an opportunity to interview the employees and better understand the manufacturing process and the factors affecting manufacturing locations.
The story of modern glass has been one of technical evolution from the glass beads found in Egypt and Eastern Mesopotamia back in 3500 B.C. to the worldwide production of flat glass and its processes which are still being continuously researched, improved and automated.
This study analyses the various factors which decide the locations where flat glass factories are constructed and operated. The factors analyzed include firstly, the incentives to start manufacturing in a particular location (such as market size, land cost, customer closeness etc.). Secondly the practical constraints faced by a business when deciding where...
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