This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Hp Case Study Question 1

570 words - 3 pages

1. In what way is a universal power supply a postponement strategy?

Previously, printers in North American and European markets required different power supplies and associated fusers in the main engine of the printer. North American Printers required a 110-volt power supply where European printers required a 220-volt power supply. HP’s Japanese partners manufactured the printer engines offshore. HP had to specify the requirements of the two types of printers at least fourteen weeks ahead because of the long lead times for engine manufacturing. With earlier printer models, HP’s inaccurate forecasts led to either an excess or shortage of inventory in either the North American or European DCs. Because the printers required different power supplies it was not easy to have inventory from one market shipped to the other to be reconfigured and sold in that ...view middle of the document...

2. What are the costs and benefits of a universal power supply?

The main cost of the universal power supply design is the quoted $30 increase in cost per unit. This was a cost estimate that was quoted from HPs Japanese partners. This quoted increase in material cost had a huge impact on how HP was going to justify the universal power supply.

There are many benefits for incorporating the universal power supply to the Rainbow printer design. The first being the ability to delay individual market demand until manufacturing is complete. HP could aggregate the demand globally, which will be far more accurate than forecasting by individual market. This will help to reduce shortages and therefore increase service levels. With printers, the cost of a loss of a sale can be ananalysed as being much more than just the profit that was lost from the one printer sale.

Another benefit to the universal power supply design is the new ability to transship with ease. In the past, transshipment was possible but not efficient or by any means an easy process to implement. Transshipment is the implemented when one DC experiences a shortage where another simultaneously experiences and surplus. Transshipment allows for the DC with a surplus to ship product to the DC with a shortage so they can fill demand.

HP would still have its Japanese partners manufacture the printer’s main engine. The components such as power supply and fuser unit can be fully integrated with the printer circuit board from HP’s Boise factory in Japan where the printer engines are being manufactured.

Because of inaccurate forecasts, HP ended up with excess or shortage of inventory in either the North American market or European market. For example, with the VIPER model, the European DCs completely sold out of the product whereas the North American DCs had a huge surplus of inventory. One approach HP made to deal with this issue was

Other Papers Like Hp Case Study Question 1

Case Study 1

1264 words - 6 pages make up for shortages in materials and delivery, which ultimately can lead to a reduction in a firm’s reputation. Customers want products and resources at the right time, condition, product, price, place, and person. DEP/GARD contract negotiations is a case where DEP has to improve its economic, market, and relevancy value to remain a supplier for GARD. Analysis Firms must constantly seek to improve operations to improve the customer

Management 530 Week 1 Case Study

389 words - 2 pages MGMT530 – Conference Decision Week 1 Case Analysis Template Katrina Johnson Management 530 Managerial Decision-Making 1) Define the decision problem? This case is about an Accounting System User’s Conference that was to be held in New Orleans, LA. However, due to Hurricane Katrina, the hotel is no longer able to accommodate the conference. Management must decide whether to move the conference to a different venue or change the

T.J. Rodgers Sister Gormley Case Study 5-1

942 words - 4 pages response outlining the current policy and any specific facts supporting the results of that policy. Person’s comments concerning the morality behind those concerns may have a valid basis, but should be taken to another forum. Taking such a stance in a corporate letter places Cypress in a questionable position and could damage our relationship with our investors. 1. Getting rid of the angry tone and focusing on the important points. The letter can be

Hp Compaq

1001 words - 5 pages exposed in the PC hardware business rather than its own printing and imaging business which might face dilution. Questions/ Answers Question 1 ‡ Pros of Mergers: ± Compaq¶s huge storage business ± Compaq¶s strong Himilaya servers which was popular amongst corporate customers. ± Deal could double the size of Hp¶s computer-repair business moving to roughly $1 billion annually profits ± Better advantage of powerful Itanium micro

Integrated Marketing Communication

5112 words - 21 pages the new HP laptop. Target Audience of HP | * Age group: 24 and above | * Business people and major enterprises | * Country: New Delhi, India * Population: 24.953 million | * Urban Area | * Medium to high income level | Table 1 Laptop sales in India are at its highest peak due to the growth of a new class of technology conscious IT users. There was a substantial change in the working environment together with an

Hp Procurve

751 words - 4 pages HP ProCurve Case Discussion 1. Evolution of NB (networking business) Period | Industry Trends & Competition | NB’s Focus & Strategy | Attention from HP Top Management | Internal Relationships | External Relationships | Resource Allocation | NB Performance | 1. Emergence1970s | Fermentation, very few companies (3com) | Interconnect with disparate computers, emulating IBM systems and networking HP computers among themselves

Hp Case

2024 words - 9 pages HEWLETT-PACKARD COMPANY: NETWORK PRINTER DESIGN FOR UNIVERSALITY EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The Hewlett Packard Company (HP) was one of Silicon Valley’s legends. HP is diversified into many product lines. Its key competitive advantage is “Technology Innovation”. This case is about the laser printer of HP. HP tried to develop the latest new laser printer, which is network printer and managers from each department

Assignment

5241 words - 21 pages ) This case study is a positive one that demonstrates Hewlett-Packard (HP) paid attention to the transformation of leadership from stable, autonomous business environment to unstable environment, and finally gained the good outcomes of change management. Vol 4. No. 1 Mar 2009 Journal of Cambridge Studies 10 In January 2002 HP faced extraordinary challenges, firstly “HP was adjusting to a major reorganization, which reconfigured over 80

Develop Research Question

840 words - 4 pages research data. Research new avenues only if they apply directly to the case study question you are asking.  5 Collect all of your data in 1 place and analyze it. After reading and referring back to your original bullet points, you may find that the data reacts in a surprising manner. You need to pull your information together and focus it before writing case studies. * If you are working with more than 1 person you will want to assign sections

Thepoopnig

1697 words - 7 pages Unit 3 Case Study 5454 unread replies.5454 replies. Bellow you will find a clinical case study.  The case study starts with a description of a patients’ medical history, followed by discussion question/s. First, you have to analyze the medical history of the patient.  As you read the patient’s information: * Highlight any risk factors that might exist, existing medical conditions, present signs and symptoms or complains that the patient is

Lenovo Case Study

481 words - 2 pages indicates that Lenovo already in the United States established a brand-name image localization. Case Study: Q&A 1) What is the nature of Lenovo’s international strategy? Is the firm’s strategy primarily multidomestic or global? Lenovo uses mergers and acquisitions to gain access to required knowledge and other assets from partner firms, and to expand into markets worldwide. The merger increased Lenovo’s scale economies in manufacturing

Related Essays

Case Study 1 Ihrm

1160 words - 5 pages zxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmq wertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuio pasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghj klzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbn mqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwwerty uiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdf ghjklzxcvbnmqwertyuiopasdfghjklzxcvbnm Case Study: 1 Spanning the Globe 9/26/2011 Tasha Smith Keller School

Gb519 Case Study Wk 1

1008 words - 5 pages Unit One: Case Study (MIP) Kaplan University – GB519 Measurement and Decision Making March 2010 What is the ROI for MIP based on original estimates? • Operating assets ( development costs were $140 million • Sales ( annual operating income was expected to be approximately $25 million ROI for MIP = 25 million / 140 million = .18% What is the ROI if Richard Lawrence’s new revenue projects are used

Business Law 2 Case Study 1

427 words - 2 pages Case Study 1 – Millan V. Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. Plaintiff: Maria Millan Defendant: Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. Appellant: Maria Millan Appellee: Dean Witter Reynolds, Inc. History of the case Trial Court: Dean Witter won. The broker was found 85% liable and the firm was found to be 15%. Lower appellate court: Dean Witter won. Overall winner: Decision upheld, the broker was found 85% liable and the firm was found to be 15

Case Study 1: Motion Picture Industry

1467 words - 6 pages MANAGERIAL REPORT Case Study: Motion Picture Industry Assignment 1 Prepared By: Table of Contents Introduction 3 Executive Summary 3 Data and General Analysis 4 CONCLUSIONS 12 Integrity Statement 13 Works Cited 13 Executive Summary In this report we will show, via descriptive statistics, how independent variables appear to contribute to the success of motion pictures.  Using data collected from a sample of 100