15.772J | Fall 2014 | Undergraduate

D-Lab: Supply Chains


Inventory Management Case Preparation Questions

Preparation Questions for Scientific Glass, Inc.: Inventory Management case

Note: Assume that production orders are placed once every two weeks, and there is a one-week transit time on most products.


  1. What are the problems facing SG in January 2010?
  2. How does the number of warehouses affect inventory levels?
  3. What alternatives are available to deal with the inventory problems? How would you evaluate them?
  4. What actions should Ava Beane propose to Eric Gregory and Melissa Hayes?

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