- Teaching Notes
- Supplementary Resources
Nypro Inc. is a complex and lengthy integrative case that involves operational, control-related, strategic, structural, and performance-related issues. The array of problems is interrelated such that a systems solution approach is necessary. The instructor can lead a discussion for each of the challenges, and conclude with a total firm solution. The central focus is implementing strategy. The case questions address the total firm, especially Nypro’s primary problems. The teaching guide is more granular, allowing the instructor to walk the student through the thinking process necessary for an integrative solution. Depending on the instructor’s intentions and the nature of the course, the instructor may emphasize all or part of the problem set. The questions at the end of the case work well with an executive audience and the questions in the teaching guide work well with MBA students. Nypro is a real company based in Clinton, Massachusetts, U.S.A. Its robust website (www.nypro.com) provides an excellent background and insight into the company’s culture.