Multiechelon describes a distribution system for the distribution of automotive replacement parts. An analyst from the Norton Auto Supply Co. has been hired to help the company improve inventory planning and control techniques. Contains demand, cost, weight, and supplier lead time for a set of components. Students are asked to develop an inventory management system, which is different on relevant characteristics between the different parts based.

Multiechelon describes a distribution system for the distribution of automotive replacement parts. An analyst from the Norton Auto Supply Co. has been hired to help the company improve inventory planning and control techniques. Contains demand, cost, weight, and supplier lead time for a set of components. Students are asked to develop an inventory management system, which is different on relevant characteristics between the different parts based.
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Janice H. Hammond
Source: Harvard Business School
6 pages.
Publication Date: Apr 21, 1989. Prod #: 689084-PDF-ENG
Norton Auto Supply HBR case solution