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Case
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Reference no. 621-0013-1
Authors: Sourabh Bhattacharya (Institute of Management Technology - Hyderabad); Kalyana C Chejarla (Institute of Management Technology - Hyderabad)
Originally published in: 2021
Version: 13-Mar-2021
Revision date: 19-Apr-2021
Length: 8 pages
Data source: Published sources

Abstract

Ranganath Gootypalle, plant in-charge of two of HVL's plants in Hyderabad, India was concerned about the rising inventory costs at his plants. He believed that the cost could be contained if he had a better way of planning the production in his plants. The customer orders varied in terms of product specifications, order size and showed seasonal fluctuations. His managers’ ability to understand the demand patterns and plan the production capacity accordingly was the key challenge in containing the costs. He decided to give this problem as an internship project to one of the recently joined interns Venkata Sairam and asked him to create aggregate plans for products produced in one of the cells of a plant in Hyderabad.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2019.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India
Location:
Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Featured company

Hercules Valves Limited
Employees:
51-200
Turnover:
USD 59 millions
Type:
Public company
Industry:
Automotive
Other keywords:
Aggregate planning; Inventory; Manufacturing

Featured protagonist

  • Ranganath Gootypalle (male), Plant In-Charge

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Abstract

Ranganath Gootypalle, plant in-charge of two of HVL's plants in Hyderabad, India was concerned about the rising inventory costs at his plants. He believed that the cost could be contained if he had a better way of planning the production in his plants. The customer orders varied in terms of product specifications, order size and showed seasonal fluctuations. His managers’ ability to understand the demand patterns and plan the production capacity accordingly was the key challenge in containing the costs. He decided to give this problem as an internship project to one of the recently joined interns Venkata Sairam and asked him to create aggregate plans for products produced in one of the cells of a plant in Hyderabad.

Teaching and learning

This item is suitable for postgraduate courses.

Settings

Time period

The events covered by this case took place in 2019.

Geographical setting

Region:
Asia
Country:
India
Location:
Hyderabad, Telangana, India

Featured company

Hercules Valves Limited
Employees:
51-200
Turnover:
USD 59 millions
Type:
Public company
Industry:
Automotive
Other keywords:
Aggregate planning; Inventory; Manufacturing

Featured protagonist

  • Ranganath Gootypalle (male), Plant In-Charge

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