Shortage of Components or The Deadline

TitleShortage of Components or The Deadline
Publication TypeCase Study
Year of Publication1992
AuthorsPritchard, MS
Corporate AuthorsNational Academy of Engineering, OEC
PublisherNational Academy of Engineering, Online Ethics Center
AbstractRuskin Manufacturing has guaranteed Parker Products that it will deliver the complete order of small machines by the 10th of the month, a Friday. Parker had already extended its deadline once. This time, it insists, the date must be met. Tim Vinson, head of quality control, had been confident the deadline would be met. But on the 8th he learns that a new component of the machines is in short supply. 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.
URLhttp://www.onlineethics.org/cms/12513.aspx

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