Case Studies

Case Study Name Authors Area Keywords AbstractID
Applying Engineering Techniques for Managing Service Quality at an Electric Utility CompanySharan Srinivas, Suchithra Rajendran, Vittal Prabhu, Jack SteeleUtilitiesData Analysis; Pareto Analysis; Quality ModelsThis case study deals with the use of quality tools such as histogram, Pareto chart, and scatter diagram to identify the problem areas and improve the service provided by a utility company.UTI-0220191
A Transportation and Supplier Selection ProblemBárbara Venegas-QuintrileoTransportation and WarehousingTransportation; Inventory ; Supply ChainThe objective of this case study is to determine the optimal procurement strategy for a retail company. It considers a sourcing selection problem with different transportation modes and purchasing contracts. Your job is to provide the optimal selection of sourcing and its associated inventory policy that yields the optimal total purchasing cost. Although modified, this case study uses real data provided by an anonymous retailer located in South America. Your group will have to analyze the cost structure embedded in this problem and suggest the course of action for the company under different sets of assumptions. TRW-0220192
A Facilities Location ProblemXiao He, Bárbara Venegas-QuintrileoTransportation and WarehousingFacilities Location; Center of Gravity Model; Optimization; Integer Programming; Linear ProgrammingIn this case study, students will solve a warehouse location problem under different scenarios using the center of gravity method. This method uses as inputs the location of markets of clients, the volume of the goods that will flow across the resulting network and the associated costs of operations. In each scenario the students will determine the optimal locations and the total cost.TRW-0220193
Probabilistic Models in Healthcare #1
James W. Dickson, McKenzie Malpede, Steven Maria, Preston A. Soepranoto, Guodong PangHealthcare and Social AssistanceEmergency Department; Healthcare; Probabilistic models; stochasticIn this case study, students will calculate and analyze descriptive statistics of patients’ emergency department visit data. In addition, students will estimate probability of patients’ registration events and ask to predict future events based on the estimation. HSA-0320194
Probabilistic Models in Healthcare #2
Alex M. Keeley, Karl Oskar Jonas Tang, Guodong PangHealthcare and Social AssistanceEmergency Department; Healthcare; Probabilistic models; stochasticIn this case study, students will expect to analyze a patients’ emergency department visit pattern by applying different types of probability distributions.
HSA-0320195
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