Thicketwood Ltd.

  • Reference: IVEY-9B03D009-E

  • Year: 2003

  • Number of pages: 4

  • Geographic Setting: Canada

  • Publication Date: Sep 25, 2003

  • Source: Ivey Business School (Canada)

  • Type of Document: Case

  • Company: Small

  • Industry Setting: Manufacturing;

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Description

The operations manager of a custom kitchen cabinet manufacturer wants to improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of the company's production line. He plans to purchase a computer numeric controlled router, but must decide whether to purchase a new or a used machine. He must also decide on changes to the cabinet manufacturing line to ensure that the plant's capacity will meet forecasted demand in the upcoming year.

Keywords

Equipment Investment Equipment Selection/Maintenance Process Analysis Tradeoff Analysis