Case Study # 1: Eastern Gear, Inc.
I. Statement of the Problem
IV. Areas of Consideration
V. SWOT Analysis
| |WEAKNESSES |OPPORTUNITIES |THREATS | |STRENGTHS | | | | |1. Eastern gear sells its products primarily to |1. The number of gears in most orders is small |1. Acceptance of other companies or buyers |1. Workforce should be observed | |engineering research and development | | | | |laboratories | | | | |2. Eastern gear accept a few larger orders for |2. * Lower prices were accepted on these orders.|2. Introduction of new processing design and |2. Advanced facilities used by the competitors | |100 gears or more to pay the overhead |* Some deliveries of small orders were late |operation equipment | | |3. Layouts (Exhibits 3) Facilities development |3. Jumbled flow of products through the shop |3. Adoption of new strategic method |3. change of personnel assign | |of worker skills and training | | | | |4. Large and small order are processed together |4....
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