Salmones Puyuhuapi: Production Planning
This case is appropriate for undergraduate, MBA, and MBA Exec audiences but is specifically designed for Decision Analysis and Decision Analysis and Optimization, first-year MBA electives. It is related to but separable from "Salmones Puyuhuapi (A)" (UVA-QA-0749). That A case was about whether to harvest salmon early due to the threat of a virus, and it used a simple approximation for relating the value of a harvested salmon to its live weight. This production planning case addresses in detail how harvested salmon are processed and sold. Here, the plan Elisa Perez develops will determine how much value Salmones Puyuhuapi achieves from a day's harvest of salmon from one of the company's sites in southern Chile.