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Case Study : Acme Water Pumps

The Acme Water Pump company has a problem. The pumps are fairly expensive to make and store, so the company tends to keep the inventory low. At the same time, it is important to respond to demands quickly, since a customer who wants a water pump is very likely to get one from a competitor if Acme doesn’t have one available immediately. A cm e’s current policy to produce pumps is to produce 100 per week, which is the average demand. Even this is a problem, as the production manager has pointed out, since the equipment is also used for other products and the lot size of 300 would be much more efficient. He said he is currently set up for water pump production for the next week and states that he has capacity available to produce 300 at a time next week.

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Case Study: The Mobile Pocket Office


  1. What kinds of applications are described here? What business functions do they support? How do they improve operational efficiency and decision making?
  2. Identify the problems that businesses in this case study solved by using mobile digital devices.
  3. What kinds of businesses are most likely to benefit from equipping their employees with mobile digital devices such as iPhones and iPads?
  4. One company deploying iPhones has said, “The iPhone is not a game changer, it’s an industry changer. It changes the way that you can interact with your customers” and “with your suppliers.” Discuss the implications of this statement.

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