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RMC: Hydra Division
Frey, Sherwood C. Jr. Case QA-0399 / Published April 8, 1986 / 7 pages.
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This case and its companion case, "Akron Foundry" (UVA-QA-0398), are a supply-chain negotiation for which there is a narrow zone of potential agreement. Locating outcomes in that zone is challenging due to differences in raw material costs (real and perceived), potentially extreme opening offers, lack of commitment to do a deal, and different interpretations of history. The difference in raw material costs can provide an opportunity for mutually beneficial agreements to be reached.


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    This case and its companion case, "Akron Foundry" (UVA-QA-0398), are a supply-chain negotiation for which there is a narrow zone of potential agreement. Locating outcomes in that zone is challenging due to differences in raw material costs (real and perceived), potentially extreme opening offers, lack of commitment to do a deal, and different interpretations of history. The difference in raw material costs can provide an opportunity for mutually beneficial agreements to be reached.

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