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Case Code: CLOM001
Case Length: 4 pages 
Period: -  
Pub Date: 2009
Teaching Note: Not Available
Subject : Auto/ Auto ancillary
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Bosch's Initiatives to Avoid Inventory Buildup



As a result of the economic slowdown and its impact on the auto industry, Germany-based auto and ancillary company Bosch Group began taking various initiatives to prevent inventory build-up. These included a temporary closedown of some plants and cutting back working hours in some plants in India. Other major auto and auto ancillary companies were also forced to adopted similar initiatives in order to align production with the falling demand.
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  • Production management.
  • Demand.
  • Inventory management.
  • Plant management.
On January 9, 2009, Bosch Limited (Bosch), the Indian subsidiary of the Germany-based Bosch Group, announced that it would temporarily shut down its plants in India to cope with a fall in the demand for automotive parts. The drop in demand was triggered by factors such as the worldwide economic slowdown, a credit crisis, and also the company's fear of accumulating excess inventory....


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