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Case 11 Hurbor Delivery Service Harbor Delivery Service (HDS) is an over the water delivery service operating in several large port/metropolitan areas. Each branch office has from 5 to l5 boats in its fleet. Cunently, each branch offrce purchases its boats locally based on tl.re branch manager's preferences. This has resulted in each branch having a mix of brands and models and both diesel- and gasoline-powered units in some ports. Maintenance for this mixed fleet is a major headache, and costs seem out ofcontrol. To betterutilize resources, the company has been repositioning boats to avoid umecessary purchases and idle resources. This has been far from a resounding success, as the receiving iocations are not prepared to maintain the boats if they differ from those it cunently has. The branch managers inevitably find major faults witli the boats transferred into their site. Additionally, this causes the sites to need both diesel and gasoline refueling faciiities, with the inevitable confusion and mistakes. The various types and brands also make it difficult to create a "brand image." HDS has decided to centralize procurement
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This note was uploaded on 03/11/2010 for the course CEVE 322 taught by Professor Segner during the Spring '10 term at Rice.

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