| HBS Case Collection
DR Corporation is a manufacturer of major appliances. The traffic manager is facing a decision of selecting a carrier for the inbound movement of motors. The primary case decisions are 1) what factors are critical to the decision; 2) how to calculate the tradeoffs among transportation costs, inventory costs, and order costs; and 3) how the company's managers should coordinate to make the decision. Acts as a very effective introduction to total supply chain cost calculations and problems of internal coordination for supply chain decision making. Coupled with ChemBright, DR Corporation is a particularly effective way to introduce supply chain management.
Keywords: Cost vs Benefits;
Decision Choices and Conditions;
Supply Chain Management;
Consumer Products Industry;
Shapiro, Roy D. "DR Corporation". Harvard Business School Case 610-049, January 2010.