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HP Company: DeskJet Printer Supply Chain Case Solution & Answer

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HP Company: DeskJet Printer Supply Chain Case Solution


Simply put, Hewlett-Packard (HP) is one of the renowned manufacturer of the peripherals and computers.  The company was established by David Packard and William Hewlett in 1939. The company had over 50 operations all around the globe with the net income amounted to $739 million and revenues amounted to $13.2 billion. The company introduced DeskJet Printer in 1988 and it had become one of the HP’s successful products.

In addition to this, the company has 3 distribution centers including;

  • North America
  • Asia pacific

The role of distribution center need to focus and do their best on the distribution. It is to notify that the target level of inventory equals to 1 month average sales in the distribution center (DC). Also, the products such as monitors, PC require integration process while the Deskjet Printers likely fits into the standard distribution process.

Taking into consideration the dilemma, it is to state that the company has been confronted with various inventor related issues such as; in Europe, the level of inventory need to be raised. Also the safety stock system to reduce the replenishment lead times and forecast errors.

The dilemma

Inventory in Europe should be increase even further for the purpose of maintain the satisfactory product availability. Also, it is significantly important for the company to improve the inventory model for the distribution model supply chain. Additionally, the total factory throughput time through the Final Assembly and Test (FAT) and Printed Circuit Assembly and Test (PCAT) stages is about one week. The transportation time takes a long 5 week from Vancouver to EU.

It is important for the company to find the best way for satisfying its customer base while minimizing the inventory, improve the forecast accuracy and reduce the uncertainty caused by the incoming material delivery, provide the high level of service and determine the right inventory level (best safety stock amount).

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The solution presented to Brent is to use the air shipment in order to transport the printers to Europe. The advantages and disadvantages of solution is as follows;

  • There would be no extra warehousing charges
  • Inventory cost and transportation cost would be reduced
  • The company would save millions.
  • The service level would be increased
  • The freight cost would be reduced
  • There would be a better communication between members, hence resulting in better performance as a whole.
  • The revenues and sales of company would be increasing
  • The portfolio maintenance would most likely lead the company towards innovation, creativity and high service output fulfilling customer demand
  • The level of safety stock would be reducing considerably when the transportation is done via air rather than ship. Also, those level would likely be reducing when the company would use separate channel of distribution in Europe.


  • Air transportation is one of the costly mode of shipping goods
  • There would be a cost of DC modification and product redesign
  • The company would have to hire additional staff in order to better forecast
  • In case the company goes direct, the conflicts and disputes would be arisen between channel members and HP.

Another recommended option is the integration, following are its benefits and drawbacks.

  • In DC, the integration process would likely have positive results on the inventory management of the company, this in turn would create the significant reduction on their custom duties and freight cost.
  • It would allow the company to create the higher local market presence, because of the fact that the company would have the capability to meet the local standards in terms of electrical specifications and language etc.

Disadvantag e

  • The quality would not be as good as the time when the product would be done in the Vancouver manufacturing center of company.

Demand and Forecasting Analyses

The demand and forecasting analysis have performed using four methods including 2-period moving average, exponential smoothing, 2-period weighted moving average, trend projection and holding sample fore cast. Each of four methods are weighted on the basis of the high and low error, such as trend projection has -145.89 error which is more than other methods, due to which it is weighted on 0.40. Likewise, exponential smoothing has least errors due to which it is weighted on 0.10. The combination weights are used to calculate the forecast under each of four methods.

The decision is taken on the basis of MAPE, which is calculated by subtracting the predicted values from actual values divided by predicted values, hence resulting in positive or negative amounts. Also, it is to note that the MAPE are 0 or near to 0, which means that the methods which are used are appropriate. Additionally, there are no issues in demand variations and pattern, using the combination forecast, the demand is increasing and no fluctuation can be seen in the graph……………..

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Hewlett-Packard (HP) Vancouver Department faced a problem in 1990. Despite its new inkjet printers sold well, the level of reserves in the world grew and sales increased. In Europe, a large variety of products made especially high levels of inventory. HP looked at several ways to address the issue of inventory . Air freight printers in Europe, developing a more formalized process inventory planning or building a plant in Europe, "Hide by Laura Rock Kopczak, Hau Lee Source : Stanford Graduate School of Business 12 pages. Publication Date: May 11, 2001. Prod. #: GS3A-PDF-ENG

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Purpose of HP DESKJET PRINTERS & SUPPLY CHAIN is to propose a solution for HP for keeping low inventory levels of DeskJet printers and getting an agreement among the DC’s in order to meet customer needs, especially in the European region.  For effective inventory management throughout the DeskJet printers’ supply, HP’s Vancouver Division faced multiple challenges of the poor forecasting system, a make-to-stock system of distribution and multiple products. These challenges had created inefficient demand forecast, longer lead time and disagreement on the right level of inventory among distribution centers. To combat this crisis of inventory and service there alternatives were proposed; air shipment, new plant and improved forecasting system accompanied by MRP (material resource planning) and BOM (bills of material).  Each of the alternatives had advantages and disadvantages. After evaluation of each alternative, improved forecasting system and localization at European distribution center were thought to be most appropriate for Vancouver Division. With improved forecasting system, the Vancouver Division may be able to make accurate safety stock calculations to avoid overstock and backdoor problems at European Distribution. MRP and BOM at distribution centers may provide the needed support to the manufacturing process at Vancouver Division. The better safety stock management would lead to reduced lead time and lower inventory carrying cost at European Distribution Center. Further, the service mess could be resolved by shifting the localization process from Vancouver division to European Distribution Center. This may also enable the management to easily meet the fluctuations of DeskJet printer demand in the European region.


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included printers, plotters, magnetic discs, tape drives, terminals, and network products. Among these SBU’s Peripherals Group was the 2 nd largest with revenues of $4.1 billion in 1990.   The peripherals Group was admired and recognized for bringing innovations in the company and exploiting new market opportunities such as the LaserJet printer, which was its most successful product. HP, by commencing as an electronic test and measurement equipment, had diversified successfully into computers and peripherals products. Having operations in more than 50 countries worldwide, HP’s revenues were $13.2 billion with net income $739 billion in 1990.

The changing dynamic of retail market of printers, mature in the U.S, still developing in Western Europe and Asia-Pacific, presented opportunities inject printers producers as they were becoming a commodity product, customers were choosing them on the basis of cost, reliability, quality, and availability regardless of brand name.

Vancouver Plan and its quest for zero inventories: In 1979, Vancouver production plant was established in Washington. Vancouver, where four divisions’ activities of personal printers had been consolidated, soon became the main division of the Peripheral Group for designing and manufacturing of inkjet printers. Here, HP’s production management team faced the problems of the longer cycle time of 8-12 weeks and 3.5 months inventory, which it resolved by implementing Kanban process (JIT) to have the stockless factory. It had resulted in a drastic reduction in cycle time, and inventory time was reduced from 3.5 months to 0.9 months. In 1988, the personal printer market offered a different scenario and thus Vancouver introduced the DeskJet printer, a new model with near letter-quality resolution with standard paper. This was a huge success and gave Hp a need edge to emerge as the market leader in the inkjet printer market.

The DeskJet supply Chain: it comprised of suppliers, manufacturing sites, distribution centers, dealers and customers. There was two manufacturing process of inkjets based on pull-mode at Vancouver; Printed circuit board assembly and test (PCAT) and Final assembly and test (FAT). PCAT comprised of ASICs (application-specific integrated circuits) and ROM (read-only memory. There was also a process, called ‘localization’ to customize the products for selling in Europe and meeting the language and power supply requirements. Then finished products were sorted into three groups and shipped to three distribution centers: North America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific, which were working on make-to-stock mode. The total factory cycle time between two stages of production was about 1 week. The transportation time from Vancouver to U.S DC was about 1 day, whereas it took 4-5 weeks to ship the printers to Europe and Asia. At Vancouver, no finished goods stock was maintained, however sufficient inventories of raw material and components were maintained to meet the production requirements. Here, the whole supply chain could be affected by the delivery of incoming materials, internal process, and demand forecasts.

Distribution Process:

The DeskJet printer, being the high volume products has successfully fit DCs’ standardized and, simple distribution process which could not support the integration process required for other products. Due to lack of MRP (material resource planning) and BOM (Bill of Material) systems, it only supported distribution. This process, however, had performance measures of Line item fill rate (LIFR) and Order fill rate (OFR).

Problem Statement:

This case study emphasizes on inventory management and challenges that HP faced in the supply chain of DeskJet printers. HP faced a problem of “how to keep low inventory levels of DeskJet printers and get an agreement among the DC’s in order to meet customer needs especially in European region”.

There were three major challenges of the poor forecasting system, make-to-stock system of distribution and multiple products which had created inventory and services crisis for HP. These challenges had also led Vancouver’s management to face the daunting task of limiting the amount of inventory throughout the DeskJet supply chain and providing a high level of services needed. These challenges had also resulted in greater lead time and insufficient stocks at European Distribution Centre, which was unable to meet the unforeseen surge in demands of DeskJet printers.

Make-to-stock system:  

it guaranteed product availability for resellers but created problems of high inventory levels and greater carrying costs for DC’s. However, this system accompanied with push system allowed HP to calculate at great length its inventory levels in order to avoid stock-outs and overstock situations at DCs.

Multiple products:

The high volume nature of Deskjet printers along with the integration of other electronics created a mess for standardized distribution process at DC’s. This also contributed to high levels of inventory in order to keep safety stocks and forecast expected demand.

Poor forecasting system:

HP had to face huge problems in the supply chain of DeskJet printers due to forecast errors resulting from demand oscillations, a wide range of products and localization. Moreover, these forecasting errors also led to inaccurate safety stock calculations creating high inventory levels and backorders. This lack of scientific method contributed to dis-coordination and disputes in terms of inventory policies among DC’s (Helms, Ettkin,& Chapman,  2000).

Alternative solutions:

  • Air Shipment
  • Improved forecasting system

Each of these alternatives has pros and cons:

Air Shipment:

This was a better option to resolve the issues of inventory mismanagement immediately. The supply through air shipment may also enable the DC’s to have smaller safety stocks and buffer inventories. Moreover, the lead time which was about 6 weeks by ocean may come down to a week by air shipment. Another benefit of this alternative was that it best suited the Asian and European distribution centers which had to receive more frequent orders . However, this option also came with some drawbacks; firstly this option may result in lower ROI and greater shipment cost as compared to ocean travel. Secondly, the root issues of inaccurate forecasts due to variations of demand and problems of localization may not be resolved with this alternative (Stewart,1995).

The Vancouver Division also considered the option of installing a new plant somewhere between Europe and Asia.  This plant may contribute to smaller transportation costs and lead times. Moreover, it may also resolve the issues of localization and multiple products and thus lead to lower carrying cost for European and Asian distribution centers. However, this option had some drawbacks such as it may cause huge capital investments as well as raw material inventory issues back at Vancouver Division. Moreover, having a production facility nearest to the distribution centers may not guarantee meeting fluctuations in demands and better material planning processes which were needed at DC’s (Ip, Chan & Lam, 2011).

Improved forecasting system:

this option new safety stock methodology, designed after collecting huge demands and sales date, could lead to lower inventories at European DC and reduced problems of overstock or backdoors. It may also solve the root of the horrible forecasting system. Moreover, it may also guarantee the targeted service level of 98% at European DC. However, there were still concerns regarding localization which had lead to complicating the inventory management of materials and finished goods at European DC (Towill,1996).

Decision and Recommendation:

Brent Cartier, Manager of special projects in the materials department of Vancouver Division is recommended to have improved forecasting system accompanied with MRP and BOM. This improved forecasting may reduce uncertainty throughout the supply chain of DeskJet Printers and decrease inventory carrying costs for European distribution center. Moreover, the better and reduced lead time can be achieved by this improved forecasting system. The management may also be able to easily manage fluctuations in local market demands of European countries ((Towill,1996).

Moreover, Brent should also consider having localization process at European DC. In this way, European division can acquire material from local sourcing, saving huge cost associated with shipment and inventory holding. Further, Vancouver Division may be able to manage localized products, which may contribute to decreasing lead time and result in declining in safety stocks which can save inventory holding cost. These alternatives are most appropriate in contrast to other alternatives as they may not require huge capital investment and decrease the ROI. Moreover, the disputes among DC’s may also be resolved through these alternatives (Christopher & Holweg,2011).

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  11. Case HP Deskjet Printer Supply Chain

    CASE HP. DeskJet Printer Supply Chain. Introduction In this case William Hewlett and David Packard with headquarters in Palo Alto, California founded Hewlett-Packard Company in 1939. HP diversifies its production into electronic test, measurement equipment and computers and peripherals products: in 1990, HP had over 50 operations worldwide with revenues of $13.2 billion and net income of $739 ...

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    The company had over 50 operations all around the globe with the net income amounted to $739 million and revenues amounted to $13.2 billion. The company introduced DeskJet Printer in 1988 and it had become one of the HP’s successful products. In addition to this, the company has 3 distribution centers including; The role of distribution ...

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    Question: Hewlett-Packard (HP) - Supplying the DeskJet Printer in Europe" This case guideline is provided to help your understanding on HP DeskJet case study. I have summarized all numerical information to compute the inventory cost using product "AB" as an example. You could mimic this example to compute the inventory cost for other products.

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  18. Case Study: HP DeskJet Printer by Tyler Kuenast

    By 1990 revenues hit $13.2 billion. Net income: $739 million. Headquarters: Located in Vancouver, Washington. Serves as only Manufacturing plant. Has to customize printers for each individual country. 3 major Distribution Centers (DC's) United States, Europe, and Asia. Vancouver division established in 1979.

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    This case study emphasizes on inventory management and challenges that HP faced in the supply chain of DeskJet printers. HP faced a problem of "how to keep low inventory levels of DeskJet printers and get an agreement among the DC's in order to meet customer needs especially in European region". There were three major challenges of the ...

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    Hewlett-Packard Case Study. Hewlett-Packard (HP) can attribute much of their success to their initiation of the DeskJet printer in 1988. In 1990, even with success of increased sales, concerns had arisen over growing inventory levels in the European distribution centers. This concern was raised due to the fact that they inventory had "tracked ...

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