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Riverside Fashions Case


The Riverside Fashions Case describes an apparel manufacturer that is in trouble. It describes the processes it uses to produce apparel, and how the process results in inefficiencies and waste. It describes the large work-in-process in the plant, the large finish goods inventories, as well as quality problems and worker injuries.

It is written in a conversational style through the eyes of a consultant (like the character of "Jonah" in The Goal). The case is based on a real plant.

The case is designed to simply set up the plants problems, not solve them. That is left to class discussion.


For Instructors

Here is a sample assignment that I have used.

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