Case | HBS Case Collection | April 2008 (Revised May 2012)

Ti-Tech (A)

by Benson P. Shapiro, John T. Gourville and Craig E. Cline

Abstract

This case concerns the selection and scheduling of orders by a small industrial titanium fabricator that recently has been plagued by poor deliveries and a lack of capacity. At the time of the case, Ti-Tech must decide which of four orders to accept, with capacity making it impossible to accept all four. Each order represents a different mix of labor, revenues, and potential future work. The case forces the student to choose among the four orders, given limited capacity available, other business likely to come along, and the requirements of each order. The case is an updated version of Fabtek (A).

Keywords: Decision Choices and Conditions; Metals and Minerals; Order Taking and Fulfillment; Supply Chain Management; Performance Capacity; Industrial Products Industry; Manufacturing Industry;

Citation:

Shapiro, Benson P., John T. Gourville, and Craig E. Cline. "Ti-Tech (A)." Harvard Business School Case 508-095, April 2008. (Revised May 2012.)