Case | HBS Case Collection | October 1996 (Revised April 1997)

Northco (A)

by Ananth Raman and Bowon Kim


A small school-uniform manufacturer wrestles with seasonal demand. The company is saddled with excess inventory when it is bought by a leveraged buyout firm. Students are required to identify ways to analyze and solve the problem.

Keywords: Demand and Consumers; Leveraged Buyouts; Supply Chain Management; Corporate Finance; Manufacturing Industry; Apparel and Accessories Industry; United States;


Raman, Ananth, and Bowon Kim. "Northco (A)." Harvard Business School Case 697-017, October 1996. (Revised April 1997.)