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  1. Supply and demand management at UBS DO1-150-I

    Thomas Schnadt, head of supply management for Swiss bank UBS, is challenged with the goal of achieving significant cost cuts and with savings targets for non-personnel related and 3rd party costs of one billion Swiss Francs in the following two years. In order to accomplish this goal, Schnadt must restructure cost planning in order to not only deliver short term savings, but also savings that would carry on into the future. In this case, students will investigate solutions that allow for continued cost reduction.

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
  2. The Logistics of the Roman Grain Trade: Details and … AH1-002-I

    Goes over the logistics of the Roman grain trade in a language that is accessible to the non-specialist. It explains how grain was transported across the Roman Empire and covers the challenges of doing this. It also explains who the key people were who played a role in the grain trade and how it was financed. It is intended to uncover many of the managerial difficulties implied in such a task back then and what it means for management nowadays.

    Academic Area:
    Organisational Behaviour | Economic Environment & Public Affairs | Operations & Supply Chain Management | Others
  3. AEDAS AR1-006-I-M

    This interactive multimedia case describes Aedas a leading architectural firm which has developed a strong research culture. This has led to the creation of specialist groups within the firm for the main R&D fields at stake.

    The case touches different aspects such as innovation ROI knowledge management business-IT alignment inside a professional services firm and includes several rich graphic elements such as videos of the company’s protagonists and a decision tool where students have to think about the new setup of a research project at AEDAS.

    The case study is designed to be discussed in one session with the support and guidance of the professor in areas such as Innovation Management, Project Management and Information Systems and Technology.

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management | Innovation
  4. Main Concepts about Quantitative Methods DO2-129-I-M

    This is a series of videos that help students to understand the main concepts covered in the Quantitative Methods course. These videos are enhanced through the use of presentations and diagrams on an interactive whiteboard in order to simplify the understanding of the topics. The topics covered are the following:

    - Introduction to Probability
    - Conditional Probability and Bayes’ Theorem
    - Random Variables
    - The Normal Distribution
    - Sampling & Confidence Intervals
    - Hypothesis Testing

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
  5. Principales conceptos sobre métodos cuantitativos DO2-129-M

    This is a series of videos that help students to understand the main concepts covered in the Quantitative Methods course. These videos are enhanced through the use of presentations and diagrams on an interactive whiteboard in order to simplify the understanding of the topics. The topics covered are the following:

    - Introduction to Probability
    - Conditional Probability and Bayes’ Theorem
    - Random Variables
    - The Normal Distribution
    - Sampling & Confidence Intervals
    - Hypothesis Testing

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
  6. GALVA DO1-147

    In this case we are faced with a business dilemma in which a company isn’t yielding the expected results and there is no clear and correct management of the managerial staff and employees perhaps as a result of the absence of the company’s owner or because of the financial crisis in 2011. Faced with this situation the owner must decide which road to take toward solving this problem.

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
  7. Lawnworks Lawn & Garden Product Group: Weighting … DO1-146-I

    Lawnworks a division of a Fortune-500 North-American company builds garden tractors for the consumer and professional market. After two decades of steady growth an economic recession forces divisional management to rethink the operations and market strategy of the division or face dismissal from the parent company.

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
  8. Multiforms SpA DO1-145-I

    Multiforms a tooling equipment manufacturer has traditionally served its customers by offering an engineering service to customize its products. Rapidly shrinking margins signal to the management the need to radically revise the order acquisition and fulfillment process while keeping in mind the constraints of a small company. In any case a new approach to the market and process blueprint are needed.

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
  9. Aravind DO1-136-M

    The multimedia case explores Lean Practices in the service industry specifically in an eye care organization. Through interactive graphs videos and the help of a process simulation the comprehension of certain concepts such as process capacity or system variability is made much easier. It is a good tool to help understand how a lean system works in a service industry such as a health organization.

    Academic Area:
    Operations & Supply Chain Management
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