Enver Yucesan

Professor of Operations Management
The global population is expected to reach 9.6 billion by 2050, of which 70% will be living in cities. Over the past 40 years, however, 30% of the world's arable land has become unproductive. Given the scarcity of land and rising demand for food, there is an urgent need for solutions that require less land and labour yet produce higher yields.

Published 31 May 2019

Reference 6436

Topic Responsibility

Industry Agriculture Farming

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The case study focuses on risk management practices at Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, in particular the organization’s crisis preparedness to ensure business continuity. The case provides detailed information on the dairy industry as well as the specific operations of Maryland & Virginia.

Published 28 Jan 2013

Reference 5921

Topic Operations

Industry Dairy Food and Beverages Production

Region North America

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The case study focuses on risk management practices at Maryland & Virginia Milk Producers Cooperative, in particular the organization’s crisis preparedness to ensure business continuity. The case provides detailed information on the dairy industry as well as the specific operations of Maryland & Virginia.

Published 28 Jan 2013

Reference 5921

Topic Operations

Industry Dairy Food and Beverages Production

Region North America

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Lean manufacturing is a production approach whereby expending resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer is considered wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. The case discusses the deployment of lean principles at FCI, a global manufacturer of electronic connectors, as the principal catalyst in achieving a worldwide turnaround in two short years.

Published 25 Jun 2012

Reference 5864

Topic Operations

Industry Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Region Global

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Lean manufacturing is a production approach whereby expending resources for any goal other than the creation of value for the end customer is considered wasteful, and thus a target for elimination. The case discusses the deployment of lean principles at FCI, a global manufacturer of electronic connectors, as the principal catalyst in achieving a worldwide turnaround in two short years.

Published 25 Jun 2012

Reference 5864

Topic Operations

Industry Electrical/Electronic Manufacturing

Region Global

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This case study serves to discuss a class of risk management strategies in supply chains.

Published 31 Jan 2009

Reference 5563

Topic Operations

Industry Logistics and Supply Chain

Region Global

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The case documents the evolving characteristics of the contact lens market, driven by rapid technological innovation. The introduction of disposable contact lenses has transformed this business from a low-volume high-margin market space to a high-volume low-margin one.

Published 12 Jan 2005

Reference 5318

Topic Operations

Industry Medical Devices

Region Europe

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The cases (A) & (B) describe the evolution of HP supply chain for its PC business in Europe between years 1992 and 1999 and the different initiatives: build-to-order, vendor-managed inventory, supply hubs, top value, channel assembly program, etc. What should be the next step in this highly competitive environment.

Published 30 Oct 2004

Reference 4947

Topic Operations

Industry Computer Software

Region Europe

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The outsourcing of the logistics activities has recently been accelerating. While outsourcing offers great potential for cost savings for the manufacturer, the danger of customer service degradation should not be underestimated.

Published 02 Jul 2002

Reference 4990

Topic Operations

Industry Logistics and Supply Chain

Region Other Regions

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The outsourcing of the logistics activities has recently been accelerating. While outsourcing offers great potential for cost savings for the manufacturer, the danger of customer service degradation should not be underestimated.

Published 02 Jul 2002

Reference 4990

Topic Operations

Industry Logistics and Supply Chain

Region Other Regions

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Computer Simulation