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Case from journal
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Reference no. JIACS16-03-01
Published by: Allied Business Academies
Published in: "Journal of the International Academy for Case Studies", 2010

Abstract

Parout Stores, a chain of super centers known as one of the largest retailers in the nation, was struggling with its public image after bad press on its now improved labor practices. The national office instructed local branches to begin conspicuous local community service initiatives to help the company in rebuilding its reputation at the community level. The primary subject matter of this case is project scheduling and resource loading. Secondary issues examined include strategy and human resource management. This case study is appropriate for upper level undergraduate students and MBA students taking operations management related courses. The case is designed to be used in conjunction with two to three hours of in-class discussion followed by approximately three to four hours of outside classroom analysis and report writing. In class discussion topics may include project scheduling based on critical path method, resource loading using spread sheet and leadership issues.
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Abstract

Parout Stores, a chain of super centers known as one of the largest retailers in the nation, was struggling with its public image after bad press on its now improved labor practices. The national office instructed local branches to begin conspicuous local community service initiatives to help the company in rebuilding its reputation at the community level. The primary subject matter of this case is project scheduling and resource loading. Secondary issues examined include strategy and human resource management. This case study is appropriate for upper level undergraduate students and MBA students taking operations management related courses. The case is designed to be used in conjunction with two to three hours of in-class discussion followed by approximately three to four hours of outside classroom analysis and report writing. In class discussion topics may include project scheduling based on critical path method, resource loading using spread sheet and leadership issues.

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