Fisher & Paykel Limited
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On February 9, 1995, the purchasing officer at Fisher & Paykel Limited in Auckland, New Zealand, was preparing for the next meeting of the evaporator pad cover team. Recent supply problems had threatened to close down the refrigerator assembly line and the purchasing officer's task was to propose a workable and cost effective solution.
The basic issues covered in this case are: capacity management; order quantity determination; supply chain management; inventory management; project team management; process analysis; make or buy and outsourcing; reengineering.
New Zealand, Medium, 1995
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