Darden Business Publishing Cases

ISSN: 2474-7890

Publication date: 20 January 2017


The global sourcing department at World Kitchen faces a make/buy decision that could result in closing a 90-year-old facility in Pennsylvania. Concerns about labor costs and capital investment both come to the fore owing to ongoing union negotiations and the upcoming need for a major refurbishment of the glass-making furnace. Although many potential suppliers offer lower labor costs, tariffs, transportation, and quality must be factored into the decision.



Laseter, T. and Baran, L. (2017), "Pyrex", Darden Business Publishing Cases.

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