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NoBull Burger

As NoBull founder Crissanne Raymond examined the company's kitchen, she knew that she and her daughters could use some help with operations. NoBull, a new, Charlottesville-based vegetarian burger producer, was at a critical junction in its development. While the business had grown substantially over the past year, it faced a number of challenges as it continued to expand it sales outside the Charl ...

Belle, Inc.

Charlie Reese, an operations manager for a fragrance manufacturer, is given a directive to reduce costs in order to free up working capital for other initiatives. Reese discovers that his initial plan to approach the problem from an inventory perspective would be unsustainable. In evaluating his options, he must determine which other areas of the production process to focus on. ...

Eastman Tritan

This case is used in Darden's Supply-Chain Operations elective. The field-based case gives supply-chain educators the ability to teach the newsvendor model with pricing under a capacity constraint using real-life decisions. By 2005, Eastman Chemical Company, based in Tennessee, had created a new specialty plastic, Tritan, which demonstrated heat resistance and durability properties that might allo ...

Supply Chain Management at Beautiful Bags

Joe Smith, senior director of merchandise management at Beautiful Bags (BB), was about to place a large order for the upcoming winter season. He had to decide how many pieces he should order of each product. But another big question whether BB should source the product from its domestic manufacturing facility, its Chinese suppliers, or some combination of the two given the timing needs, labor cost ...
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