Case | HBS Case Collection | September 1992

Kodak Business Imaging Systems Division

by Marie-Therese M. Flaherty and Steven C. Wheelwright


Describes Kodak's decision regarding a manufacturing site for some of its products. Compares several types of products (with different cost structures) and several worldwide locations (with different characteristics). Provides a framework (model) for comparing and evaluating the options. Identifies relevant factors in evaluating manufacturing sourcing decisions and illustrates how the complexities can be addressed and handled effectively.

Keywords: Framework; Production; Product; Global Range; Supply Chain Management; Factories, Labs, and Plants; Electronics Industry;


Flaherty, Marie-Therese M., and Steven C. Wheelwright. "Kodak Business Imaging Systems Division." Harvard Business School Case 693-043, September 1992.