Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1994 (Revised August 2006)

Sport Obermeyer Ltd.

by Janice H. Hammond and Ananth Raman


The case describes operations at a skiwear design and merchandising company and its supply partner. Introduces production planning for short-life-cycle products with uncertain demand and allows students to analyze a reduced version of the company's production planning problem. In addition, it provides details about information and material flows that allow students to make recommendations for operational improvements, including comparisons between sourcing products in Hong Kong and China.

Keywords: Product; Supply Chain; Demand and Consumers; Production; Planning; Globalized Markets and Industries; Forecasting and Prediction; Industry Growth; Apparel and Accessories Industry; Sports Industry; United States; Hong Kong;


Hammond, Janice H., and Ananth Raman. "Sport Obermeyer Ltd." Harvard Business School Case 695-022, October 1994. (Revised August 2006.)