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Case
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Reference no. 9-690-011
Authors: Gary P Pisano
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 1990
Version: 20 July 1992
Length: 13 pages
Data source: Field research

Abstract

Describes the circumstances surrounding Whistler Corp.''s decision whether or not to continue manufacturing operations in the United States. The company had been experiencing severe problems in its domestic manufacturing operations and was thus unable to compete with suppliers from the Far East. A pilot project organized by a consulting firm suggests a number of changes that could drastically improve the firm''s manufacturing competitiveness. Management must decide whether these changes should be implemented or whether all products should be procured from offshore sources.
Location:
Size:
Small, $50 million sales
Other setting(s):
Event start date 1986, event end date 1987

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Abstract

Describes the circumstances surrounding Whistler Corp.''s decision whether or not to continue manufacturing operations in the United States. The company had been experiencing severe problems in its domestic manufacturing operations and was thus unable to compete with suppliers from the Far East. A pilot project organized by a consulting firm suggests a number of changes that could drastically improve the firm''s manufacturing competitiveness. Management must decide whether these changes should be implemented or whether all products should be procured from offshore sources.

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Location:
Size:
Small, $50 million sales
Other setting(s):
Event start date 1986, event end date 1987

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