Case Study

Swiss Milk

4 pages
December 2011
Reference: IMD-6-0338

Swiss Milk is a dairy company. Its new manager is trying to explore ways to increase profitability and decides to use optimization tools (i.e. linear programming) in order to answer some of the questions he has about the company.

Learning Objective

The minicase puts emphasis on interpreting linear programming spreadsheet solutions. The focus is on getting insights from sensitivity analysis and on looking beyond the “optimal solution”.

Keywords
Optimization, Linear Programming, Production Planning, Dairy, Production Management, Operations Management
Settings
Switzerland
n/a
Type
Generalized Experience
Copyright
© 2011
Available Languages
English
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