Global production network planning at Caterpillar Inc: a case study

Caterpillar Inc. is the largest maker of construction and mining equipment, diesel and natural gas engines and industrial gas turbines in the world. It requires a global production network that can serve ever-changing market dynamics, while maintaining world-beating standards of cost, quality, service and flexibility. Rod Skewes, Caterpillar’s Manager of Global Production Network Planning, describes their approach, developed in collaboration with Cambridge University.