st Plastco Packaging Case Prepared by: Richard Marx Spring 201_ Table of Contents Table of Contents 2 Introduction and Synopsis 3 Background Information/ Current Operating Environment 4 Primary Problems 7 Secondary Problems 9 Alternatives/ Solutions 13 Recommendations 18 Implementation Plan 20 Appendix A - Plastco Departmental Chart 23 Endnotes 24 Bibliography 25 Case Study Analysis Form 26 Introduction and Synopsis This report introduces us to the Plastco Packaging Company, its current operating environment, and the many problems it faces. The report proceeds to identify solutions, and weighs their costs and
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