HP-Network Printer SGSCMF-003-1999
Stanford Global Supply Chain Management Online community
August 12, 1999
Hewlett-Packard Company: Network Printer Style for Universality Introduction Sarah Donohoe, developing engineering administrator of the network laser computer printer division at Hewlett-Packard Firm (HP), took in intently to her colleagues in the project assessment meeting pertaining to the development of their very own latest new product. With Debbie at the appointment were Jane Schushinski, advertising manager, Leo Linbeck, mind of merchandise design, and David Hooper, the controller of the section. The main topic for this appointment was the decision of whether or perhaps not to make use of a universal power for the next technology of network laser printing device, code-named Rainbow. Previously, machines in the North American and the Western european market possess distinct electrical power supplies plus the associated fusers in the main engine of the computer printer. For American printers, a 110 volt power supply was installed. To get European printers, a 220 volt power was added. This computer printer engine was built by simply HP's developing partner in Japan. As a result of long business lead time for engine manufacturing, HORSEPOWER had to designate the requirements with the two types of printers for least just fourteen weeks forward. The time that it takes the Japanese partner to commit the printers intended for shipments, the transportation times and traditions clearance totals about four weeks. Hence, if a universal power supply is used, after that HP might have the flexibility of postponing the specification in the printer engine by by least 8 weeks in preparing process. Consequently, the production group believed that universal power can enable HP to better respond to the changing demand in the specific markets and reduce its products on hand costs. Linbeck had commenced the conference by reviewing a fax he had received from the Western partner. " We have been requesting our spouse for a common power supply and fuser for a long time. Now, while we are about to finalize our style of the next generation network printer, they are really telling all of us that creating the new power supply is finally feasible and can be completed in the time constraints we have set for delivering the product to advertise on time. Yet , we must decide within the next a couple weeks so our Japanese spouse can fall into line its style engineers to work on the project. вЂќ Hooper summed up finance's position the following, " I do not really know what other costs or benefits to the source chain This situatio was written by Professor Hau L. Lee, based on a pioneering case authored by Steven Plous and Toni Cupal. It really is intended as the basis intended for class discussion rather than to demonstrate either effective or unproductive handling of your administrative situation. The product and individuals' labels have been hidden. Copyright В© 1998 by Board of Trustees of the Leland Stanford Junior University. 1
SGSCMF-003-1999 HP-Network Computer printer
will be based on this new alter, but what I recognize is that our Japanese partner quoted that universal power supply would maximize costs simply by $30 every unit. вЂќ As the conversation progressed around the space, Hooper's phrases became a lot more indicative from the group's thoughts as a whole. The sole hard number available for inspecting the costs and benefits of the change was the $30 enhance as cited by the Japanese people partner. In case the team would be to implement the change, they will have to influence management that the benefits outweighed the costs. However, as the meeting went on, quantifying the huge benefits and disadvantages made an appearance more and more challenging.
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