Case | HBS Case Collection | August 1997

Natural Blends, Inc.

by H. Kent Bowen, Ramchandran Jaikumar and Karen Krause

Abstract

Describes the continuous flow process used to generate orange juice concentrate. Production involves several tightly coupled process steps with varying production rates and setup times. Given production constraints and customer requirements, management choices must be made to maximize the greatest contribution.

Keywords: Customer Focus and Relationships; Decisions; Management Analysis, Tools, and Techniques; Product; Performance Capacity; Performance Productivity;

Citation:

Bowen, H. Kent, Ramchandran Jaikumar, and Karen Krause. "Natural Blends, Inc." Harvard Business School Case 698-012, August 1997.