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A Brief Note on Process Capability

Process capability, as revolutionized by Motorola, can be defined as the extent to which a process's natural variation falls within specifications. This note is a succinct introduction to the process ...

A Brief Note on the Theory of Constraints

This note provides detailed guidance for analyzing a complex business problem using the systems thinking tools: reference behavior patterns, systems archetypes, causal-loop diagrams, and stock-flow ma ...

Abby Hamilton

This case provides students with an opportunity to apply cost-modeling techniques in the context of consolidating freight costs. The case allows students to test their analytical skills using regressi ...

Airflow Aircraft (Abridged)

A manufacturer of turboprop airplanes must evaluate its spare-part inventory control system. Economic order quantities, safety stocks, and reorder points must be calculated, and issues regarding relev ...

Airflow Aircraft, Inc.

This case requires students to evaluate an inventory-control system for a provider of spare parts for a regional turboprop-airplane manufacturer. Students must also calculate economic order quantities ...

Beef-Noodle Casserole

Tom Jenkins, manager of the filling line for Amore Frozen Foods' beef-noodle-casserole product, must determine the proper fill rate and production rate for three filling machines. An on-line simulatio ...

By Air or By Sea?

An OEM motor manufacturer is deciding where to locate a new manufacturing line for one of its customers. The options are China, Eastern Europe, Mexico and the U.S. Information is given to begin an ini ...

Capacity of Asynchronous Single-Piece Flow Lines: A Quiz

This technical note provides a pedagogical overview of management communication for MBA education. ...

Carol L. Carroll (A)

Carol L. Carroll, a second-year MBA candidate at the Darden School of Business, had decided to write a business plan about her latest idea for a new venture. Carroll's idea was to start a personal err ...

Chandpur Enterprises Limited, Paper Division

One month after joining the family business -- a recycled paper manufacturer in Chandpur, India -- a recent graduate must confront an arcane inventory ordering process that has led to both a stock-out ...

CityBook Services, Ltd.

One of Israel's most important assets was its relatively highly educated population, which included many native English speakers. The founders of CityBook Services, Ltd., determined that one of the gr ...

Continuous Review Inventory Systems: Practice Problems

A problem set to review the concepts of continuous review inventory systems. These problems can be assigned for additional practice in calculating order quantities, inventories, and relevant costs. Th ...
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