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Publisher Description

The vice-president of manufacturing for W.C. Wood Company was reviewing a proposal to change the company’s packaging for their line of refrigerators and freezers. The proposal recommended a move from cardboard packaging to a combination of polystyrene foam and clear plastic film. Switching to this method of packaging would save on material and labour costs, and result in a significant reduction in damage claims due to the increased package stability; however, a substantial capital investment would be required to launch the change. The equipment required to convert to the new design would require a six-month lead time and one week to install, preferably over the company's summer shut-down. The vice-president needed to evaluate his options of converting all lines at once or transitioning to the new packaging system in stages in order to make his decision.

GENRE
Business & Personal Finance
RELEASED
2010
December 13
LANGUAGE
EN
English
LENGTH
9
Pages
PUBLISHER
Richard Ivey School of Business Foundation
SELLER
Ivey Business School Foundation
SIZE
658.4
KB

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