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Abridged version
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Reference no. 9-612-S09
Spanish language
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2011
Version: 29 September 2011
Revision date: 03-May-2019

Abstract

This is a Spanish version. Applichem manufactures the same chemical product in four plants, each of which is located in a different country. The company has completed a major study comparing the productivity and performance of these plants. Using the data from the study, students must decide which, if any, plants to close. The case requires students to think about the relevant metrics for comparing the performance of plants that operate very differently and in different countries. An important issue is the distinction between physical measures of productivity and financial measures of performance. Finally, the case allows students to think about what management might do to ensure that productivity improvements are shared across the plant network.
Industry:
Size:
USD75 million revenues
Other setting(s):
1982

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Abstract

This is a Spanish version. Applichem manufactures the same chemical product in four plants, each of which is located in a different country. The company has completed a major study comparing the productivity and performance of these plants. Using the data from the study, students must decide which, if any, plants to close. The case requires students to think about the relevant metrics for comparing the performance of plants that operate very differently and in different countries. An important issue is the distinction between physical measures of productivity and financial measures of performance. Finally, the case allows students to think about what management might do to ensure that productivity improvements are shared across the plant network.

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Industry:
Size:
USD75 million revenues
Other setting(s):
1982

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