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Supplementary software
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Reference no. UVA-F-1606X
Authors: Marc Lipson
Published by: Darden Business Publishing
Published in: 2009
Format: .xls
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

This software is to accompany the case. A growing folding carton company is contemplating the replacement of an old machine with a new one. The case challenge is to develop a cash flow forecast and determine the proper discount rate for the machine replacement. In addition to increased capacity and reduced waste, the new machine offers strategic advantages to the firm in its chosen market niche. Issues related to operations are central to appreciating the importance and implications of this capital investment: Operating excellence is a key competitive advantage for this firm.
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Abstract

This software is to accompany the case. A growing folding carton company is contemplating the replacement of an old machine with a new one. The case challenge is to develop a cash flow forecast and determine the proper discount rate for the machine replacement. In addition to increased capacity and reduced waste, the new machine offers strategic advantages to the firm in its chosen market niche. Issues related to operations are central to appreciating the importance and implications of this capital investment: Operating excellence is a key competitive advantage for this firm.

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