Case | HBS Case Collection | April 1989

Norton Auto Supply

by Janice H. Hammond

Abstract

Describes a multiechelon distribution system for the distribution of automobile spare parts. An analyst has been hired by the Norton Auto Supply Co. to improve the company's inventory planning and control techniques. Includes demand, cost, weight, and supplier lead time information for a set of parts. Students are asked to devise an inventory control system that distinguishes between different parts based on relevant characteristics.

Keywords: Business or Company Management; Operations; Distribution Channels; Management Practices and Processes; Management; Strategy; Industrial Products Industry; Auto Industry;

Citation:

Hammond, Janice H. "Norton Auto Supply." Harvard Business School Case 689-084, April 1989.