Title: Precision Auto Clone: an integrated quantitative operations management case

Authors: Thomas Wedel; Ali Behnezhad

Addresses: Department of Systems and Operations Management, Nazarian College of Business and Economics, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, USA ' Department of Systems and Operations Management, Nazarian College of Business and Economics, California State University, Northridge, Northridge, CA, USA

Abstract: The case study presented in this article is designed for operations management courses. It integrates seven quantitative applications of forecasting, service staffing, production planning, material requirements planning, inventory lot sizing, single period inventory with uncertain demand and project management all into one comprehensive case. The case has been used in small and large class settings and refined over several semesters. Student feedback has been extremely positive as they found the case realistic and comprehensive but not overwhelming since it is completed piece-meal throughout the semester. The case is accompanied by an Excel application file containing apps for solving the queuing problem as well as the production planning, inventory lot sizing and single period inventory problems.

Keywords: operations management; case study; integrated case; inventory lot sizing; production planning; regression forecast; linear programming; Excel apps; simulation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJTCS.2019.102758

International Journal of Teaching and Case Studies, 2019 Vol.10 No.3, pp.209 - 234

Received: 16 Oct 2018
Accepted: 10 Apr 2019

Published online: 01 Oct 2019 *

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