Operations

Forecasting US Airways’ international passenger traffic in Phoenix

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Term: 

2012 (Feb)

Students: 

Megan Hanson, Delfin Rico, Filippo Sclafani, Yating Yu

University: 

ISB

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Our analysis aims to reveal insights from monthly international passenger traffic data in the three major U.S. Airways hubs, Charlotte (CLT), Philadelphia (PHL), and Phoenix (PHX), to predict future implications at the newest international hub, Phoenix. Operations in PHX international hub began more recently (2007) than the other two hubs (2000), leading us to focus on creating a forecasting model to predict the monthly flow of international passengers to and from the PHX hub with fuller accuracy using the combination of insights.

Forecasting Women's Apparel Sales

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Term: 

2012 (Feb)

Students: 

Naveen Kumar, Akshay Sethi, Karthik Vemparala, Sruthi Yalaka

University: 

ISB

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This project aims at accurately forecasting retail demand for women’s apparel in the United States, in order to help a large apparel exporter in China to reduce operating expenditure and rationalize capital expenditure in the future.

It's Not Easy Building Green: Predicting Lead time for LEED Certifications

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Term: 

2010

Students: 

Lauren DeStefano, Anu Gupta, Tim Lewis, Scott Lewis

University: 

UMD

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The Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) is an independent, third party organization committed to promoting the design, development, and implementation of processes used to increase and measure green building performance and green building practice. GBCI’s LEED certification involves three steps: Registration, Application and Certification.

Classification of sales opportunities for a software company

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2005

Students: 

Jeanne M. Russo, Daniel Rozas, Pablo Macouzet, Sriram Gandhi, Vino Babu

University: 

UMD

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A software company moved to a new Sales Operations Portal in 2004 to replace an existing system.Design as a The portal is a single source for remote access to all sales related activities: Account management, calendar, tasks, opportunities.

The project goal is to predict the likelihood of open opportunities becoming won or lost deals.

Factors explaining customer satisfaction in a computer-based testing company

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Term: 

2003

Students: 

Vincia Francis, Lizmara Kirchner, Kyle Singleton, Wen-Chun Wu (deceased)

University: 

UMD

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A large computer-based testing company (GMAT, Microsoft certification, etc.) has a network of testing centers operated by third-party partners. The company measures testing center performance across many dimensions. The company is experiencing declining client satisfaction in an increasingly competitive environment, and has limited capital investment funds.

Predicting Delays in the Operating Room

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Term: 

2007

Students: 

Chris Low, Igor Nakshin, Xinyang Zou

University: 

UMD

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According to Press Ganey’s Physician’s Office and Outpatient Pulse 2007, a widely used report
in health care industry, on time appointment performance in ambulatory surgery is one of the
most important factors with respect to patient satisfaction. However, how to best optimize the
O.R. scheduling has been a long standing, highly debated issue within the healthcare industry.

Explaining Navy Reserve Training Expense Obligations

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Term: 

2009

Students: 

Emily Franklin, Roxana Garcia, Mike Hulsey, Raj Kanniyappan, Daniel Lee

University: 

UMD

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The Navy Reserve Policy requires reservists to submit a travel claim within 5 business days after returning to their home regional travel office. Unfortunately, the Navy Reserve has more than $30 million in funds appropriated to support the training of the Navy Reserve Force, which is tied up in unliquidated transactions. The unliquidated records cause an inaccurate picture of the funds available for future training opportunities and signify the liabilities owed to reservists.

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