A manufacturer of cable TV transmission device is confronted with the redesign make its network of international plants, the set-top converter and decoder. One possibility is that each plant dedicated to the production and engineering support for different product lines. Another reason is to with engineering and ramp-up capability to operate only a “full service” facility for all product lines and a series of low-overhead high-volume satellite systems. Depending on what is decided, the company will likely … Read more »

A manufacturer of cable TV transmission device is confronted with the redesign make its network of international plants, the set-top converter and decoder. One possibility is that each plant dedicated to the production and engineering support for different product lines. Another reason is to with engineering and ramp-up capability to operate only a “full service” facility for all product lines and a series of low-overhead high-volume satellite systems. Depending on what is decided, the company will probably end closes another plant. Students must analyze the effects of different sources of market and technological change, to develop good manufacturing practice network strategy for a company in this rapidly changing environment.
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Ann E. Gray,
James Costantini
Source: Harvard Business School
15 pages.
Publication Date: Apr 27, 1995. Prod #: 695 056 PDF-ENG
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