Welcome to the Southeast Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals
The Southeastern Wisconsin Chapter of the Association of Information Technology Professionals (AITP) offers its members opportunities for professional and personal growth, helping them meet the challenges of the Information Systems profession. Please join us.
Members and students pay $20, and guests pay $30.
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Meetings are held at Benny’s Café, 5354 S. 27th St, Milwaukee, WI, and will start at 6:30 PM, at which time we sit down for dinner.
NOTE: This is a joint meeting with the Racine-Kenosha APICS chapter and well be held at Infusino’s Banquet Hall, 3201 Rapids Drive in Racine, WI.
September 17, 2014 Meeting Information
Hub and Spoke method of Supply Chain
Presented by: Sameer Prasad
Operation strategy has relevance in the non-profit sector. As part of our hub n’ spoke development project in India, we are looking at expansion. There are multiple strategic options for expansion. Specifically, four types of expansions are being considered, including:
- Expanding the network of hamlet schools from 6 to 10.
- Expanding the number of children in our “hub” hostel (grades 6-10)from 48 to 75 children.
- Hire additional staff members
- Providing primary health care to children in the hamlets currently served.
We will examine all the four options. Some of the key questions that need to be answered include future demand, capital/funding, breakeven points, economies of scale/scope, distribution/location, and timing.
Based on our discussion in the dinner meeting culled, we will generate recommendations for strategic capacity expansion (none, one, multiple approaches, timing and costs).
About our Speaker:
Sameer Prasad is a Professor of Supply Chain Management at the University of Wisconsin – Whitewater. He has published extensively in the area of quality, supply chain management, and international management. His research has appeared in outlets such as Journal of Operations Management, Decision Sciences, etc. Currently, Sameer is the president of IDSUSA.ORG, a non-for-profit organization dedicated to helping the very poor in India.
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