| HBS Case Collection
(Revised from original 1971 version)
Gentle Electric Co.
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.
Sasser, W. Earl. "Gentle Electric Co." Harvard Business School Case 672-038, September 1983. (Revised from original September 1971 version.)