Keep on rolling – managing a large rail improvement project

Client: London Underground

Authors/Consultant: Steve Curram, David Exelby, and Jocelyn Lovegrove

Case summary: The London Underground carries up to 4 million passengers a day, and required a major upgrade involving new trains and signalling, plus much additional engineering work. A working system must be maintained during the upgrade, requiring a complex migration process to be […]

A case study in strategic human resource management with system dynamics

Strategic Human Resource Management

 

Name A Case Study in Strategic Human Resource Management with System Dynamics Modelers Andreas Größler, Alexander Zock

Client/Participant N/A Client Type N/A

 

The Issue You Tackled The case-study company is a German service provider in the logistics industry that is the market leader in this industry and […]

Strategies to Improve Freight Railroad Performance

Client: a major freight railway company (CSX Transportation)

Authors/Consultants: Homer JB, Keane TE, Lukiantseva NO, Bell DW

An SD model was developed to assist the company in strategic planning. Freight railroads in the US in the late 1990s had chronic problems with on-time service performance, which, in turn, generate costs and tie up capacity. When […]

Project management at Fluor

Client: Fluor

Authors/Consultants: Cooper K, Lee G (Cooper Associates)

Fluor is one of the world’s largest engineering and construction firms, with 2008 revenues over $20 billion. The US-based firm operates in every major business sector and geography. A large part of Fluor’s work is organized in the form of projects, which are typically market-driven with […]