Analysis of the Case
§ What necessitated the change in business strategy for the APD of Shipper Manufacturing Company? What changes is APD making to the business strategy? (200–400 words)
§ What changes in manufacturing objectives does APD need to make in order to implement the new business strategy? Write in terms of cost, quality, flexibility and delivery objectives. Write in the context of the case. General comments are not expected. (200–400 words)
§ What strategic manufacturing decisions and actions does APD need to make in order to achieve the manufacturing goals and objectives determined at the previous step? Write in terms of decisions and actions needed in the areas of Process, Quality, Capacity, and Inventory. Write in the context of the case. General comments are not expected. (200–400 words)
§ If desirable, include any additional supporting documentation here.