A U.S. automotive follows a major customer to Asia, and forms a joint venture with a Thai company to build and operate a new manufacturing facility. Key parts are also covered by the existing Thai partner system. The Asian currency crisis caused devaluation of the Thai currency, as well as problems for the joint venture, requires the restructuring of the joint venture and the resourcing of parts from another company. Questions in the case include the restoration of tools and equipment on … Read more »

A U.S. automotive follows a major customer to Asia, and forms a joint venture with a Thai company to build and operate a new manufacturing facility. Key parts are also covered by the existing Thai partner system. The Asian currency crisis caused devaluation of the Thai currency, as well as problems for the joint venture, requires the restructuring of the joint venture and the resourcing of parts from another company. Issues in the case include the restoration of tools and equipment from the joint venture partner and cost analysis to determine the best sourcing alternative. An optional Excel template is designed for use with this case are available.
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Edward W. Davis,
John W. Wehrenberg,
Sandon Moore
Source: Darden School of Business
25 pages.
Release Date: 29 March 2001. Prod #: UV3489-PDF-ENG
Arvin Exhaust Thailand: Building An Asian Supply Base, HBR case solution

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