Copeland Corp.: Evolution of a Manufacturing Strategy–1975-82 (A) Harvard Case Solution & Analysis

Describes the evolution of the production strategy for eight years. Copeland pursued a strategy of building autonomous focused plants dedicated to one process or production lines, and then the movement of goods from the home plant in Sidney, Ohio, to the new facility. Sidney now left pile of unrelated products and processes, and management must decide whether it should be re-organized product line or manufacturing processes. HBR Reprint No. 85117 "Competing through manufacturing", January-February 1985, SC Wheelwright and RH Hayes can be taught to these cases. "Hide
by David Garvin, Artemis March Source: Harvard Business School 20 pages. Publication Date: February 10, 1986. Prod. #: 686088-PDF-ENG

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