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CASE – 1
The Indian Railways' ambitious Kashmir Railway Project. This was one of its most important and difficult projects as it aimed to build a railroad connection through the Himalayan foothills linking Kashmir with the rest of India
Q1.Understand issues and challenges in executing a large infrastructure project by studying the ambitious Kashmir Railway Project which once accomplished would be an engineering miracle.
Q2.Appreciate the difficulties before the project managers due to the fragile geology and steep topography - presence of a major earthquake zone, extreme environmental conditions in terms of temperature, etc.
Q3.Appreciate the difficulties involved in the execution of large infrastructure projects in developing countries, and how these can be overcome.
CASE – 2
Spain-based Mango MNG Holding SL (Mango), the flagship of a group of companies involved in design, manufacture, and distribution of garments and fashion accessories, sold garments for men and women and accessories through exclusive stores
Q1.Analyze Mango's business model.
Q2.Study the design, production, distribution, and store management processes at Mango.
Q3.Evaluate Mango's core and non-core activities.
Q4.Understand which processes can be managed in-house and which ones can be outsourced..
T the Just-in-Time (JIT) implementation at Harley-Davidson Motor Company (Harley-Davidson), a US-based motorcycle manufacturing company. JIT, a philosophy developed by Japanese companies, aims at reducing inventory
Q1.To understand Just-in-time philosophy and its importance in reducing overall production cost and enhancing product quality.
Q2.To understand how the JIT philosophy requires the alignment of operational strategies to achieve the goal.
Q3.To understand the important role of having a stable supplier network for achieving JIT.
Q4.To understand that besides the use of statistical techniques in achieving JIT, employees' involvement is equally important.
Q5.To discuss the challenges faced by Harley-Davidson since 2007.
Q6.To explore operational strategies that Harley-Davidson can adopt to overcome those strategies.
The case discusses the master franchise model of the US-based Domino's Pizza Inc (Domino's). Domino's, which was started in the 1960s, expanded in international markets mainly through its master franchise model
Q1.Understand the master franchise model of Domino's and its advantages.
Q2.Examine some of the unique features of the master franchise model of Domino's.
Q3.Analyze the store operations of Domino's.
Q5.Understand how the master franchise model helped Domino's in facing the adverse impact of global economic slowdown successfully.
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