Case | HBS Case Collection | November 2001 (Revised December 2003)

Whirlpool Europe

by Richard S. Ruback, Sudhakar Balachandran and Aldo Sesia


This case presents a capital budgeting problem. Whirlpool Europe is evaluating an investment in an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system that would reorganize the information flow throughout the company. Students derive the cash flows from working capital, sales, and other improvements along with the cost of the investment.

Keywords: Working Capital; Cash Flow; Investment; Capital Budgeting; Consumer Products Industry; Europe;


Ruback, Richard S., Sudhakar Balachandran, and Aldo Sesia. "Whirlpool Europe." Harvard Business School Case 202-017, November 2001. (Revised December 2003.)