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Case Abstract
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Harvey Company, a small machine shop, wants to replace the Excelsior chuck with another chuck as the Excelsior bed lathe started to lose tolerances.

Benson company was their regular and co-operative suppliers for years but they were more expensive than most competing lines. y Manager reviewed requisition from another company called Jackson & due to complete inter-changeability between Benson-506 chuck & jackson-460 and Jackson being cheaper than benson, he opt for Jackson inspite of foreman, Joe, reluctance to buy it. y Finally manager found chuck looked battered & would hold 0.01 tolerances, only if great care were taken & thus jackson not operated satisfactorily as compared to bensons chuck.
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Engineering tolerance
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Engineering tolerance is the permissible limit or limits of variation in a physical dimension, a measured value or physical property of a material, manufactured object, system, or service, other measured values (such as temperature, humidity, etc.). in engineering and safety, a physical distance or space (tolerance), as in a truck (lorry), train or boat under a bridge as well as a train in a tunnel (see structure gauge and loading gauge). in mechanical engineering the space between a bolt and a nut or a hole, etc..

Case analysis
Evaluation criteria for screening Process Technology

FEASIBILTY How difficult is it?

ACCEPTABILITY How worthwhile is it?

VULNERABILITY What could go wrong?

What INVESTMENT both managerial & financial will be needed?

What RETURNS in terms of benefits to the operation will it give?

What RISKS do we run if things go wrong?

Eddies decision
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Current Decision Opted for Jackson-460 Eddie took into consideration Acceptability & partly Feasibility criteria for Jackson-460 evaluation. Vulnerability was completely ignored and he didnt took managerial investment into consideration. Should have done Continued with Benson-506 Evaluation must be done keeping in mind all the criterias and strategic consequences of adopting alternatives. Harvey must now take Joe requisition into consideration & choose Benson-506 chuck so that Benson again becomes their valued suppliers.