Case ID: 207121
Solution ID: 135
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Stryker Corp In sourcing PCBs Case Solution

Case Solution

The alternatives of this case revolve around printed circuit boards. The company Stryker Corporation has an instruments division which needs to assess the alternatives of in-house manufacturing or contracting the manufacturing to a third-party. The business faces this decision because of the challenges faced because of the existing suppliers of the company. The quantitative analysis of the situation includes the capital budgeting, the net present value (NPV), the payback period of the investment, and the internal rate of return (IRR) that the company can get out of these alternatives. 

Excel Calculations

Projections for Net Earnings from Project

Initial Investment

Projected Accounts Payable


Incremental Cash Flow


Cash Flow with Initial Investment

Amount Left to be recovered

Hurdle Rate




Payback Period

Questions Covered

1. State the business case for option #3: the PCB in-sourcing proposal.

2. Use the projections provided in the case to compute the incremental cash flows associated with option #Â 3, the PCB in-sourcing project.

3. Use the estimated incremental cash flows to compute the NPV, IRR, and payback period for the project.

4. Based on your analysis, would you recommend that Stryker Instruments fund this project?