Wriston Manufacturing is a broad-line manufacturer of components for the automotive industry. It has a network of nine plants grown as developed its product line. Newer, higher volume products tend to be produced in new, focused, high-volume plants, while older product lines at the Detroit plant, the oldest in the system tend to be associated with. Because Detroit produced such a wide variety of products, the overhead costs are very high. The management has to decide whether the work or include Detroit … Read more »

Wriston Manufacturing is a broad-line manufacturer of components for the automotive industry. It has a network of nine plants grown as developed its product line. Newer, higher volume products tend to be produced in new, focused, high-volume plants, while older product lines at the Detroit plant, the oldest in the system tend to be associated with. Because Detroit produced such a wide variety of products, the overhead costs are very high. Management must decide whether the Detroit plant close or to find a way to make it profitable. A rewritten version of an earlier case.
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Janice H. Hammond
Source: Harvard Business School
15 pages.
Release date: 01 December, 1997. Prod #: 698 049 PDF-ENG
Wriston Manufacturing Corp. HBR case solution