Namo Alloys Pvt. Ltd. - A Drive to Sustainable Investment Decision
(7 pages of text)
Namo Alloys, a medium-size, secondary-metal manufacturing firm, is seeking to expand by investing in new technology. The co-founder’s challenge is to select a technology that aligns with the company’s sustainable manufacturing philosophy by creating not only economic value but also sustainable societal and environmental values that will ensure triple bottom line value creation for all company stakeholders.
This case is suitable for MBA or post-graduate courses in operations management, supply chain management, production management or managerial decision making. The case can also be used in an executive program in general management, strategic management or project management.
The learning objectives include the following:
To understand the three dimensions of the triple bottom line.
- To understand the critical roles and relationships among manufacturing strategies, environmental value creation and technology selection processes.
- To understand the concepts, constraints and complexities of decision-making processes, including the need for trade-offs.
- To introduce the analytic hierarchy process as an evaluation tool.
- To reflect on firms’ positioning as sustainability leaders by taking a long-range view when making investment decisions.
India, Medium, 2010
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