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situation? For now, in some cases you do not have many backups or negotiating power to avoid this. Therefore, if certain programs raise their prices to something your company cannot afford or the program gets eliminated altogether, then there is no training solution that uses only the remaining programs that can satisfy your needs. This is not the case for every one of your programs – just for programs 3, 5, 7, 8, 14, and 15. In order to decrease your dependency on these programs, we suggest that you develop some sort of in-house training program or another back-up plan that offers at least some of the skills that these programs offer. Possibility of Reducing Program Interferences You seem to have 21 constraints regarding conflicting programs. We understand that some programs interfere with one another and thus, employees cannot take both
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Unformatted text preview: interfering programs. However, we analyzed what happens if there werent such interferences. It turns out that your costs would decrease to $59,435. Again, if you develop some sort of in-house program that does not interfere with any of the other fifteen programs, it is possible that some of these constraints could be eliminated and ultimately could decrease costs. Interferences account for a large portion of your total cost; that is to say, without interferences, you could save 16% or $11,145. Developing In-House Training Courses We look at the programs that your company is most heavily dependent on, which are programs 3, 5, 15, 8, and 14. These are all programs that your company requires the use of at least three times. In order to decrease the dependency your company has on the...
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This note was uploaded on 01/11/2011 for the course IEOR 160 taught by Professor Hochbaum during the Spring '07 term at University of California, Berkeley.

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