Ivey Publishing

Product Details

Greaves Brewery
Product Number:
9A92D002
Publication Date:
07/09/1992
Revised Date:
05/16/2012
Length:
6 pages (4 pages of text)
Product Type:
Case
Source:
Ivey
An expansion in the bottling plant of a brewery leads to a reassessment of the manual palletizing operation. It is possible to purchase expensive automatic equipment and a choice of makes is involved.
Learning Objective:
  • To introduce basic issues of technology choice and process analysis and some issues in purchasing.
  • To expose students to a typical labor versus equipment trade-off.
  • To explore a situation in which both hard and soft information need to be combined.
The case is designed to be used in the early stages of an introductory course in operations management. It has also been successfully used as a mid-term examination case in the same course.
Issues:
Disciplines:
International,  Operations Management
Industries:
Manufacturing
Setting:
Trinidad, West Indies, Small, 1990
Intended Audience:
Undergraduate/MBA
Price:
$5.30 CAD / $5.00 USD Printed Copy
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Permissions
$4.50 CAD / $4.25 USD Digital Download
Associated Materials
Translations: Russian (7 pages) , Spanish (6 pages) , Simplified Chinese (5 pages) , Traditional Chinese (9 pages)
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