Case Study of Fab Sweets

3203 Words Aug 3rd, 2006 13 Pages
CASE STUDY OF:
FAB SWEETS LIMITED

Motivation by Fawad Iqbal
MGT 3120 M-W 3:45pm-5:00pm

FAB Sweets Limited Case Summary

FAB Sweets Limited is a manufacturer of high quality sweets. This mid-sized family owned company is partially unionized, and a successful confectionery producer in Northern England. The case study takes place in a single and most problematic department of the factory hereby referred to as HB. This department produces and packs more than 40 lines of hard boiled candies using a batch production system. In total, 37 people work in HB. There are 25 male workers in the production division and 12 women in packing. The two divisions are separated by a physical barrier overseen by a charge hand and a supervisor
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