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Case Title:

Siva Gabbita’s Dontanpalli Operation I

Publication Month and Year : December 2009

Authors: Siva V. Gabbita

Industry: General Business

Region: India

Case Code: OM0034

Teaching Note: Not Available

Structured Assignment: Available


The case deals with the different activities of Siva Gabbita, during weekdays and weekends. He stays near Banjara hills, travels to his workplace at Dontanpalli, by bike and bus. Everyday, he parks his bike at panjagutta and takes his official bus to reach his workplace. Usually, during weekends Siva travels an average of 20 km to shop, friends etc on his bike. On weekdays daily demand from his bike is 6 km and visits the petrol pump once a week for refilling of petrol. Presently, he has a dilemma of how much quantity of petrol to be maintained in his bike, to reduce his annual expenditure towards petrol. The tank capacity of the bike is 10 litres and gives mileage at 30 kmpl. The first option is maintaining with 3 litres in petrol tank and the other option is maintaining with 9 litres. With the help of suitable Inventory control technique, he wants a solution for his dilemma. The case also discusses about the various parameters like order quantity, ordering costs, holding costs, etc.

Pedagogical Objectives:

      This case study may be used for understanding:
  • Throughput time and working performance
  • Inventory control techniques
  • Process improvement.

Keywords : Operations Management, Throughout Time, Working Performance, Inventory Control, Inventory Control Technique, Process Improvement, Order Quantity, Ordering Cost, Holding Costs, Worker Performance Rating, Mormal Time, Standard Time


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