Case | HBS Case Collection | May 1992 (Revised November 1992)

Fabtek (A)

by Rowland T. Moriarty Jr., Benson P. Shapiro and Craig E. Cline


Concerns the selection and scheduling of orders by a small industrial titanium fabricator that in recent months has been plagued by poor deliveries and a lack of capacity. Four orders are offered, from which the student must select one. Each order represents different order-mix/customer situation issues. The case forces the student to choose among the four orders, given conflicting estimates of capacity available, other business likely to come along, and the requirements of each order. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Customer Relationship Management; Business or Company Management; Time Management; Performance Capacity;


Moriarty, Rowland T., Jr., Benson P. Shapiro, and Craig E. Cline. "Fabtek (A)." Harvard Business School Case 592-095, May 1992. (Revised November 1992.)