Conflicts within a Manufacturing Firm or Inside Tool and Die

TitleConflicts within a Manufacturing Firm or Inside Tool and Die
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsPritchard, MS, Douglas, RA
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
KeywordsBidding Process , Employer/Employee Relationships , ENGINEERING , INDUSTRIAL engineering
AbstractAt T&D Manufacturing, the procedure to obtain needed tooling is to have the tools designed in house by company tool engineers. When the design is approved, part prints and specifications are mailed to at least three approved outside vendors. The outside shop supplying the best price and delivery date is usually awarded a contract to produce the tool. Now the branch of T&D responsible for repairing tools wants a chance at bidding on the tool requests. Includes expert commentaries.
NotesCase study originally published in “Teaching Engineering Ethics: A Case Study Approach” by Michael Pritchard. Center for the Study of Ethics in Society, Western Michigan University, 1992.
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