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HILTI (A): GEARING THE SUPPLY CHAIN FOR THE FUTURE Case Solution & Answer

To make the shape of the supply chain for the future, Hilti, a world leader in the construction industry, is currently reviewing its current configuration of the supply chain. In particular, the company has identified restructuring three solutions: (1) Low gain low pain: Save the current configuration of the supply chain and other minor changes. (2) consolidate around existing structures: Increase profitability of existing production structures and consolidation. The closures of individual plants may be necessary. (3) Greenfield: Harnessing the potential of a region of low cost and move all production of new plants in Eastern Europe. The case discusses the various Hilti has options and describes the underlying strategic options. Learning Objectives: To discuss the case, students will learn specifically about the opportunities, challenges and trade-offs between different objectives involved in the reorganization of the supply chain.
by
Ralf W. Seifert,
Kerstin Langenberg
Source: IMD
14 pages.
Release Date: October 8, 2008. Prod #: IMD545-PDF-ENG
HILTI (A): Preparing FUTURE SUPPLY CHAIN ​​Case Solution

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