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Snazzy Ice Cream: Selection of Computer Systems
Jain, Rekha
Product Type Technical Note Publication Date 1989
Reference No QM0219TEC Version Date 1989
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 18p
  Abstract
  "This case deals with an organization that is going for expansion in computerization. The organization already has some existing computer system and applications but due to poor response times the EDP Manager is planning to buy new equipment. The decision context relates to the selection of the appropriate hardware and software and selection of computer system for this organization." ...    Read More...
Indian Airlines: Caravelle Inventories
Kalro, A H; Narayanan, N
Product Type Case Publication Date 1988
Reference No QM0210 Version Date 1988
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 21p
  Abstract
  The case describes inventory-planning policies followed by Indian Airlines for preventive maintenance of its fleet of Caravelle aircraft that is on the verge of technological obsolescence. The objective is to determine whether the present inventory policies regarding: 1) classification of items, 2) system of stock review and replacement, 3) lead time analysis, and 4) information and monitoring systems, etc., are effective, and the changes required. ...    Read More...
Indian Airlines: Caravelle Maintenance Planning
Kalro, A H; Narayanan, N
Product Type Case Publication Date 1988
Reference No QM0211 Version Date 1988
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 7p
  Abstract
  The case depicts a maintenance planning and scheduling problem for the Caravelle aircraft fleet of Indian Airlines. Major inspections and maintenance required to be carried out after a specified number of flying hours are described. The objective is to develop preventive maintenance schedules to ensure proper utilization of the available resources and uniform workloads as well as timely availability of aircraft for the flight schedules. ...    Read More...
Computerization at Elecon
Bhatnagar, S. C.
Product Type Case Publication Date 1988
Reference No QM0212 Version Date 1988
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 45p
  Abstract
  The case describes the history of computerization in an engineering company. It describes the development of a few online computer applications for production planning and sales order despatching in greater detail. The focus of the case is on identifying factors that contribute to successful use of information technology. The case also highlights the strategy choices of MIS development in an organization. ...    Read More...
Indian Railways' Computerized Passenger Reservation System
Jain, Rekha; Raghuram, G.
Product Type Case Publication Date 1988
Reference No QM0213 Version Date 1988
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 27p
  Abstract
  Computerization of the Passenger Reservation System (PRS) is a key strategy in the corporate plan (1985- 2000) of the Indian Railways. As a part of this strategy, computerized PRS had been implemented in Delhi, Madras, Bombay and Calcutta by the end of 1988. The PRS in the secondlevel cities of Hyderabad, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Lucknow and Bhopal are now to be computerized. This case focuses on Bangalore where the Railways had the option of setting up a remote system to the existing node at Madras or of providing for standalone computing facilities to implement the PRS. Communications and computing hardware and software requirements of the PRS for the two options are presented. Students are expected to evolve criteria for choice and provide the analysis for the appropriate computer configuration for implementing the computerized PRS at Bangalore. ...    Read More...
Computerization at CMC Vellore
Jain, Rekha; Bhatnagar, S. C.
Product Type Case Publication Date 1988
Reference No QM0214 Version Date 1988
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 26p
  Abstract
  This case pertains to a decision situation faced by the Director, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Vellore, regarding computerization, specifically, the choice of mini computer systems with many terminals or local area networks for implementing the recommendations of the internal core committee for computerization. The computer system at CMC Vellore consisted of two mini computers handling same of the data processing tasks, including in-patient billing. Over a period of time some of the departments had installed Personal Computers on the recommendations of the internal core committee for computerization. This core committee had also recommended considerable expansion of the computing facilities. The two possible options for implementing the recommendations were to either utilize the existing machines with enhanced computing power and terminals or to go in for Local Area Network (LAN). This case brings out the issues for consideration in this context for deciding on either configuration. ...    Read More...
Swarup Engineers Limited
Shukla, P. R.
Product Type Case Publication Date 1984
Reference No QM0194 Version Date 1987
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 5p
  Abstract
  This case describes an engineering firm that has grown in the last decade and increased its line of products. The case can be used to highlight the concept of "focused factory." ...    Read More...
Simha Airlines: Aircraft Maintenance Scheduling
Kalro, A H; Narayanan, N
Product Type Case Publication Date 1987
Reference No QM0208 Version Date 1987
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 13p
  Abstract
  The case describes a network model for aircraft maintenance scheduling with multiple resource constraints. Schedules are to be developed which minimize fluctuations in manpower resource requirements and the total time taken for project completion. Most of the activities have single time estimates, while a few activities have three time estimates. The activities are grouped as sub- projects classified by the nature of work, such as Electricals, Radio, Instruments, Painting, etc. Further, some resources are common to all sub- projects. ...    Read More...
Operating Systems: An Introduction
Jain, Rekha
Product Type Technical Note Publication Date 1987
Reference No QM0205TEC Version Date 1987
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 8p
  Abstract
  "This paper introduces what an operating system is, how it has evolved over the years, the features of various operating systems, and measures of effectiveness of operating systems." ...    Read More...
GPSS 11 *
Venkata Rao, V.
Product Type Technical Note Publication Date 1987
Reference No QM0206TEC Version Date 1987
Area Quantitative Methods (QM) Length 61p
  Abstract
  "This note describes how to simulate various queuing systems using the package GPSS-11, which was developed at IIMA. GPSS-11 is meant to be a teaching tool and consists of a subset of the features of GPSS-360, an IBM package. The note describes the various Blocks with examples. It also describes the internal processor of GPSS-11. Exercises are also provided at the end of the note." ...    Read More...

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