Located in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States, Eastern Truss Company produced trusses used in construction of both large warehouses and custom homes. This case presents the student with the opportunity to analyze the critical factors associated with the decision of whether Eastern should adopt a new production technology and whether cash flows from reduction of temporary workers will cover adoption coasts. The student must evaluate the decision to adopt the production technology through the lens of operations management tools. This case is appropriate for undergraduate business studies in the field of operations management.
Relevant courses and levels
Undergraduate operations management.
Ritchie, W., Williamson, D., Ni, J., Shahzad, A. and Young, G. (2015), "Eastern Truss Company: the technology adoption decision", The CASE Journal, Vol. 11 No. 3, pp. 346-355. https://doi.org/10.1108/TCJ-06-2014-0044Download as .RIS
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