Applichem has six plants in different countries have the same chemical product. The purpose of this event is to allow students to think about what the management of relevant costs are in the process industry environment, how to define a comparison of costs and productivity across plants, and how is it that plants come in different parts of the world have very different costs of the same product. Finally, they can start thinking about what management can do to ensure think … Read more »

Applichem has six plants in different countries have the same chemical product. The purpose of this event is to allow students to think about what the management of relevant costs are in the process industry environment, how to define a comparison of costs and productivity across plants, and how is it that plants come in different parts of the world have very different costs of the same product. Finally, they can start thinking about what management can do to ensure that productivity gains would be made in a factory think routinely useful for other plants.
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Marie-Therese Flaherty
Source: Harvard Business School
14 pages.
Publication Date: Feb 22, 1985. Prod #: 685051-PDF-ENG
Applichem (A) HBR case solution