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Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2006
Version: 22 November 1989
Length: 22 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

This is a Spanish version. Describes the evolution of a company's manufacturing strategy over an eight-year period. Copeland had pursued a strategy of building freestanding focused plants devoted to single processes or product lines, and then moving products from the home plant at Sidney, Ohio to the new facility. Sidney is now left with a jumble of unrelated products and processes, and management must decide whether it should be reorganized by product line or manufacturing processes. HBR reprint 'Competing Through Manufacturing', January-February 1985, by SC Wheelwright and RH Hayes may be taught with these cases.
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Abstract

This is a Spanish version. Describes the evolution of a company's manufacturing strategy over an eight-year period. Copeland had pursued a strategy of building freestanding focused plants devoted to single processes or product lines, and then moving products from the home plant at Sidney, Ohio to the new facility. Sidney is now left with a jumble of unrelated products and processes, and management must decide whether it should be reorganized by product line or manufacturing processes. HBR reprint 'Competing Through Manufacturing', January-February 1985, by SC Wheelwright and RH Hayes may be taught with these cases.

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Location:
Other setting(s):
1975-1982

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