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Published by: Cambridge Judge Business School, University of Cambridge
Originally published in: 2024
Length: 13 pages
Data source: Generalised experience

Abstract

Rolls-Royce is the flagship British aerospace company, known for its history of engineering cutting-edge propulsion systems. The company is the leading manufacturer of aero engines, a segment in which it generates the majority of its revenues. This case discusses a supply chain challenge that occurred during the development of a new business jet engine. It considers the complexities of a two-tiered, global supply chain that operates in a constrained environment and spans different time horizons. This issue puts the company's reputation at stake against the backdrop of an uncertain personal relationship between the protagonist and her new boss.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Geographical setting

Region:
World/global
Countries:
United Kingdom; United States; China

Featured company

Rolls-Royce
Industry:
Aerospace

Featured protagonist

  • Gabriela Rodriguez (female), Executive Vice President

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Abstract

Rolls-Royce is the flagship British aerospace company, known for its history of engineering cutting-edge propulsion systems. The company is the leading manufacturer of aero engines, a segment in which it generates the majority of its revenues. This case discusses a supply chain challenge that occurred during the development of a new business jet engine. It considers the complexities of a two-tiered, global supply chain that operates in a constrained environment and spans different time horizons. This issue puts the company's reputation at stake against the backdrop of an uncertain personal relationship between the protagonist and her new boss.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Settings

Geographical setting

Region:
World/global
Countries:
United Kingdom; United States; China

Featured company

Rolls-Royce
Industry:
Aerospace

Featured protagonist

  • Gabriela Rodriguez (female), Executive Vice President

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