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Managing uncertainty of Asset and Liability world: Liability driven investment (LDI)

Share Typically, as a young professional, we set up savings for our children’s future. These savings are assets suitably invested in bonds, shares, gold, and real estate. The liabilities are usually future payment for college fees, and marriage. So, we … Continue reading

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Investment Planning

Share Al Ferris has $60,000 now.  He wishes to invest this amount in risk free fixed income securities (Government Bonds or Fixed Deposits) in order to use the accumulation for purchasing a retirement annuity at the end of 5 years.  … Continue reading

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Facility Layout Planning Using EXCEL

Share Russel has a machine shop on Downing Street. He is planning on expanding his workshop to meet the increasing demands of his customers. Currently there are four work centers in his shop. He feels that an expected increase demand … Continue reading

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Nova Backpack Inventory Planning

Share Nova manufactures backpacks for serious hikers. The demand for its product occurs during March to June of each year. Nova estimates the demand for the four months to be 100, 200, 180, and 300 units, respectively. The company uses … Continue reading

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Accent Oil Production Schedule

Share Accent Oil, located on the Island of Easter, has a capacity of 1,500,000 bbl of crude oil per day. The final products from the refinery include three types of unleaded gasoline with different octane numbers (ON): regular with ON … Continue reading

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How to make better decisions in business?

Share Scientific methods can be used to plan, schedule, manage risk and improve productivity. It has been proved that by using scientific methods, businesses have reduced cost and investment, have improved revenue, resulting in better ROI. Almost all business problems … Continue reading

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Is your investment in IT aligned with your business objectives?

Share Nowadays, we hear news about the revival of world economy. In India, though we have world class, matured quality processes/standards like CMM, ISO standards, six sigma etc., along with best solution approaches/models,there are many businesses which struggle for survival … Continue reading

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