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Case Study Chapter 6 Bus 307

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Case 1 Case Study Chapter 6 Introduction to Operations and Supply Chain Management Business 307 May 2, 2011
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Case 2 1. What regards to developing and introducing new product, what lesson did Gillette learn from the Wilkinson Sward and Bic experiences? Gillette learned to not wait too long to manufacture its new ideas, because it was only a matter for time before someone else like Wilkinson Sward would have the same idea. As a big company you need to have all your eyes and ears watching over your competitors. It’s a game to be the first to come up with something bigger and better. Or be the first to revamp and item. 2. Why do you think that Gillette was so slow in introducing coated stainless steel blades, even though the company was familiar with the technology? What are the implications for firms faced with making long term investments in manufacturing and supply chain resources?
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Case 3 Gillette has too much invested in their carbon steel manufacturing machinery. They were
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