Case Study

Stewart Instruments Ltd (Revised)

15 pages
February 2002
Reference: IMD-6-0242

This is an updated and revised version of the case POM 112. It deals with a laboratory equipment manufacturer which has difficulties in shipping its products. The shortfall in production is caused by the unanticipated consequences of fiddling with the company’s inventory and production planning process. The case highlights the importance of good production planning for a plant’s profitability.

Production Planning, Production Management, Operations Management
Published Sources
© 2002
Available Languages
Case clearing houses
IMD case studies are distributed through case clearing houses. In order to browse the collection and purchase copies please visit the links below.

The Case Centre

Cranfield University

Wharley End Beds MK43 0JR, UK
Tel +44 (0)1234 750903
Email [email protected]

Harvard Business School Publishing

60 Harvard Way, Boston MA 02163, USA
Tel (800) 545-7685 Tel (617)-783-7600
Fax (617) 783-7666
Email [email protected]

Asia Pacific Case Center

NUCB Business School

1-3-1 Nishiki Naka
Nagoya Aichi, Japan 460-0003
Tel +81 52 20 38 111
Email [email protected]


Research Information & Knowledge Hub for additional information on IMD publications

Discover our latest research
IMD's faculty and research teams publish articles, case studies, books and reports on a wide range of topics