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Process choice and competitive factors As we saw in Chapter 2, Hill (2000) makes the very useful distinction between ‘order-qualifying’ and ‘order-winning’ criteria for a firm. The idea of the production line has been used multiple times in history prior to Henry Ford: the Venetian Arsenal (1104); Smith's pin manufacturing, in the Wealth of Nations (1776) or Brunel's Portsmouth Block Mills (1802). Raimbault most recently served as Director of Business Development and Account Management for Transocean until December 2015.

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