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of the day while the owners are at work or out of town. One company, Park Circa, asks these parking space owners to register their spaces, set a parking fee rate, and tell Park Circa when the spaces are free via a cell phone application. Customers hunting for parking spots also use the cell phone app to locate and find good parking spaces. Park Circa coordinates all parking space payments, requests, and reservations using its software. What general approaches to managing capacity by stimulating demand does this example demonstrate? overstocks to stimulate demand, smooth production schedules and staffing requirements, and reduce inventories. Provide customers with information : Many call centers, for example, send notes to customers on their bills or provide an automated voice message recommending the best times to call. Amusement parks such as Disney World use signs and literature informing customers when certain rides are extremely busy. Advertising and promotion : After-holiday sales are heavily advertised in an attempt to draw customers to periods of traditionally low demand. Manufacturer or service coupons are strategically distributed to increase demand during periods of low sales or excess capacity. Add peripheral goods and/or services : Movie theaters offer rentals of their auditoriums for business meetings and special events at off-peak times. Fast-food chains offer
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birthday party planning services to fill up slow demand periods between peak meal times. Extended hours also represent a peripheral service; many supermarkets remain open 24/7 and encourage customers to shop during late-night hours to reduce demand during peak times. Provide reservations : A reservation is a promise to provide a good or service at some future time and place. Typical examples are reservations for hotel rooms, airline seats, and scheduled surgeries and operating rooms. Reservations reduce the uncertainty for both the good or service provider and the customer. With advance knowledge of when customer demand will occur, operations managers can better plan their equipment and workforce schedules and rely less on forecasts. A revenue management system (RMS) consists of dynamic methods to forecast demand, allocate perishable assets across market segments, decide when to overbook and by how much, and determine what price to charge different customer (price) classes. These four components of RMS—forecasting, allocation, overbooking, and pricing—must work in unison if the objective is to maximize the revenue generated by a perishable asset. The ideas and methods surrounding RMS are often called yield management. Revenue management systems integrate a wide variety of decisions and data into a decision support system used mainly by service-providing businesses. Theory of Constraints (TOC) is a set of principles that focuses on increasing total process throughput by maximizing the utilization of all bottleneck work activities and workstations.
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