Case | HBS Case Collection | January 1992

Metreke Cards

by Steven C. Wheelwright


Used to introduce the assembly line process to first-year MBA students. Three different variations of an assembly line process for packing greeting cards are presented for analysis. To choose among the three, the students must address issues of time standards, capacity, supervision and training. A rewritten version of an earlier case.

Keywords: Business or Company Management; Operations; Production; Product; Publishing Industry;


Wheelwright, Steven C. "Metreke Cards." Harvard Business School Case 692-073, January 1992.