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Case Title:

Kamal Automobile Repair Shop: Resource Allocation

Publication Month and Year : 2010

Authors: RagaSravanthi Vemulavada & R. Muthukumar

Industry: General Business

Region: India

Case Code: QM0027

Teaching Note: Available

Structured Assignment: Not Available


This case study mainly deals with the usage of Assignment Model in obtaining an optimal cost. Kamal Automobile Repair Shop, owned by Jagadish Sharma, deals with repairing of different automobiles like cars, bikes, auto rickshaws and vans. The owner of the shop assigned three different projects to three of his mechanics, the projects being repairing a car, a bike and an auto rickshaw. Now, the owner is apprehensive as assigning a wrong project to a wrong person would lead to an increase in the expenditure. Therefore, he uses Assignment Model in order to take the most viable decision so that the total expenditure reduces and even the optimal cost could be achieved.

Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To understand the basics of Assignment Model
  • To explain different ways of solving Assignment problems using Flood’s Technique.

Keywords : Quantitative Methods; Decision Science;Assignment Model; Problem Solving; Optimal Cost; Decision Dilemma;Business Statistics


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