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Case
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Reference no. 9-683-062
Authors: Roy D Shapiro
Published by: Harvard Business Publishing
Originally published in: 2015
Version: 10 September 2015
Revision date: 16-Sep-2015

Abstract

Two competitors in the Northeast steel service center industry have made very different choices with regards to logistics and operating strategy. One distributes from a large central location; the other operates seven widely scattered warehouses. Students can diagnose and discuss the significant impacts of these choices, especially in an economic downturn.
Location:
Size:
USD80 million sales
Other setting(s):
1982

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Abstract

Two competitors in the Northeast steel service center industry have made very different choices with regards to logistics and operating strategy. One distributes from a large central location; the other operates seven widely scattered warehouses. Students can diagnose and discuss the significant impacts of these choices, especially in an economic downturn.

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Location:
Size:
USD80 million sales
Other setting(s):
1982

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