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Reference no. 619-0022-1
Authors: Sourabh Bhattacharya (Institute of Management Technology - Hyderabad)
Originally published in: 2019
Version: 21-May-2019
Revision date: 06-Jun-2019
Length: 5 pages
Data source: Generalised experience

Abstract

Rahul Sharma, the Procurement-in-charge of the Eastern region for LANDT Construction Company was concerned about the challenges of selecting vendors for transportation of plants, machineries and other equipment to company’s project sites. Selecting a transportation vendor with accurate rate was especially difficult as the rates were decided by the truck owners and seldom was it determined by the market forces. This practice led to large variations in the rates quoted by different vendors for the same route and distance. Sharma wanted Sarad Das, an intern from a premier B-school, to dig the historical data and design a decision support system that could be used to determine the most appropriate range of rates for a given route and distance.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2017-18.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India

Featured company

LANDT Construction Company
Employees:
5001-10000
Turnover:
INR 5 billion
Type:
Public company
Industry:
Construction

Featured protagonist

  • Rahul Sharma (male), Procurement-in-charge

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Abstract

Rahul Sharma, the Procurement-in-charge of the Eastern region for LANDT Construction Company was concerned about the challenges of selecting vendors for transportation of plants, machineries and other equipment to company’s project sites. Selecting a transportation vendor with accurate rate was especially difficult as the rates were decided by the truck owners and seldom was it determined by the market forces. This practice led to large variations in the rates quoted by different vendors for the same route and distance. Sharma wanted Sarad Das, an intern from a premier B-school, to dig the historical data and design a decision support system that could be used to determine the most appropriate range of rates for a given route and distance.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for undergraduate, postgraduate and executive education courses.

Settings

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2017-18.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India

Featured company

LANDT Construction Company
Employees:
5001-10000
Turnover:
INR 5 billion
Type:
Public company
Industry:
Construction

Featured protagonist

  • Rahul Sharma (male), Procurement-in-charge

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