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Vesta Corporation
Pfeifer, Phillip E.; Balok, Michael J. Case QA-0516 / Published June 17, 1997
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This case examines Vesta Corporation's bidding procedures for contracts to produce expanded polystyrene packaging materials. One of the important uncertainties in the bidding process is the amount of machine time each job would require. Historical data are provided to allow an analysis of the relationship among machine times and the physical characteristics of the job. Students are asked to bid on 10 potential new jobs.


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    This case examines Vesta Corporation's bidding procedures for contracts to produce expanded polystyrene packaging materials. One of the important uncertainties in the bidding process is the amount of machine time each job would require. Historical data are provided to allow an analysis of the relationship among machine times and the physical characteristics of the job. Students are asked to bid on 10 potential new jobs.

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