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Quantitative Techniques An Introduction. Topics to be Covered l Introduction l Definitions l Role of Quantitative Techniques in Business and Industry.

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1 Quantitative Techniques An Introduction

2 Topics to be Covered l Introduction l Definitions l Role of Quantitative Techniques in Business and Industry l Quantitative Techniques and Business Management

3 Introduction l A person managing a production unit, where it is a farm, factory, or domestic kitchen, has to coordinate men, machines, and money against several constraints like that of time, cost and space, in order to achieve the organizations objectives in an efficient and effective manner. l The manager has to analyze the situation on a continuous basis, determine the objectives, identify the best options from the set of available alternatives, implement, coordinate, evaluate and control the situation continuously to achieve these objectives

4 Definitions l Quantitative techniques are those statistical and programming techniques, which help decision makers solve many problems, especially those concerning business and industry l Quantitative techniques are those techniques that provide the decision makers with systematic and powerful means of analysis, based on quantitative data, for achieving predetermined goals

5 l These techniques involve the use of numbers symbols, mathematical expressions, other elements of quantities, and serve as supplements to the judgment and intuitions of the decision makers Cont…

6 Role can be well understood under the following heads They provide a tool for scientific analysis They provide solutions for various business problems They facilitate the process of decision making They enable the management to decide when to buy and how much to buy Role of Quantitative Techniques in Business and Industry

7 Quantitative Techniques and Business Management I. It helps the directing authority in optimum allocation of various limited resources viz., men, machines, money, material, time etc… II. It useful to the production management: selecting the building site for a plant, scheduling and controlling, locating, scheduling and calculating the optimum product-mix III. It useful to the personnel management: optimum manpower planning, the number of persons to be maintained on the permanent or full time role, kept in a work pool intended for meeting the absenteeism.

8 iv) It equally help the marketing management to determine – distribution points, warehousing should be located, their size, quantity to be stocked choice of customer, optimum allocation of sales budget to direct selling and promotion expenses with consumer preferences v) It is very useful to the financial management – finding long range capital, determining optimum replacement polices, workout profit plan, estimating credit and investment risk. Quantitative Techniques and Business Management


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