Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1971 (Revised September 1983)

Gentle Electric Co.

by W. Earl Sasser


Designed to illustrate various levels of complexity in determining optimum order sizes for a single item inventory policy. Students are asked to evaluate the impact of recent operational changes on the firm's ordering policy. Intended to follow the students' initial exposure to economic order quantities, this case widens the students' scope of tradeoff models.

Keywords: Change; Policy; Supply Chain; Complexity; Electronics Industry;


Sasser, W. Earl. "Gentle Electric Co." Harvard Business School Case 672-038, September 1971. (Revised September 1983.)