Case | HBS Case Collection | June 1994 (Revised June 1995)

Chandler Home Products: European Rationalization

by Michael Y. Yoshino

Abstract

Chandler, a large U.S. consumer products firm, is rationalizing its European operations. Tony Pesci, protagonist, is deciding which plants to close for maximum efficiency. The manufacturing/marketing relationship is strained as efficiency is being weighed against cross-cultural marketing.

Keywords: Debates; Cross-Cultural and Cross-Border Issues; Labor; Contracts; Operations; Performance Efficiency; Relationships; Consumer Products Industry; United States;

Citation:

Yoshino, Michael Y. "Chandler Home Products: European Rationalization." Harvard Business School Case 394-221, June 1994. (Revised June 1995.)