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Criterios de decisión de un inversor: Warren Buffett

Date: 01/05/2022 Author(s): Guido Stein; Teresa García de Santos Document type: Technical Note Esta nota técnica subraya el papel de los criterios en la toma de decisiones. Según el Diccionario de la Lengua de la Real Academia Española, la primera acepción de criterio es la de "norma para conocer la verdad"; en una segunda acepción, se indica "juicio o discernimiento" y, entre sus sinónimos, se encuentran "cordura" y "sensatez". El objetivo ... More information

Towards New Mobility in Barcelona. Lessons learned from other cities.

Date: 01/05/2022 Author(s): Alicia Plana Olías; Jordi Salvador; Joan Enric Ricart Document type: Study and Monograph City managers face the challenge to solve economic, social, and environmental problems simultaneously, to build more sustainable, equitable, connected, and innovative city models that improve the welfare of their residents. In this constant search for improvement, municipal leaders around the world look at the experiences of other cities to get insight ... More information

The Incentive game under target effects in ridesharing

Date: 01/03/2022 Author(s): Xirong Chen; Zheng Li ; Liu Ming; Weiming Zhu Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) Problem Definition: We study a ridesharing platform’s optimal bonus-setting decisions for capacity and profit maximization problems in which drivers set daily income targets. Academic and Practical Relevance: Sharing economy companies have been providing monetary rewards to incentivize self-scheduled drivers to work longer. We study the effectiveness ... More information

Managing lane-changing of algorithm-assisted drivers

Date: 01/03/2022 Author(s): Mihalis Markakis; Kalyan Talluri; Dmitrii Tikhonenko Document type: Article in Journal (refereed) More information

NIKE Supply Chain in the New Digital Age

Date: 01/03/2022 Author(s): Joan Jané; Pedro Ferrinha Document type: Case In spite of being succesful in supply chain operations thru wholale and physical retail channels, NIKE wants to redesign the logistics network strategy to achieve the expected digital revenue growth. A new program called "NIKE Digital First Supply Chain" aims to fulfil and deliver to NIKE online direct customers with products in two days across Europe. ... More information

Capacity Planning for Growth at Pirelli

Date: 01/03/2022 Author(s): Joan Jané; Alvaro Novoa; Finn Burrow Document type: Case Pirelli shows a global demand growth in a noise-cancelling tyre technology for the coming years. Antonio Rossi, VP Global Operations has to present a strategic capacity plan that determines the capacity investments (and deinvestments) per plant and how allocate volumes to every plant. The demand is different per regions and the manufacturing costs ... More information

Smartpik: Pikolin's Smart Mattress

Date: 01/02/2022 Author(s): Javier Zamora; J. Tàpies; Xavier Costa; Ana María Vilet; Isaac Sastre Boquet Document type: Case In June 2017, Pikolin launched the SmartPik, its first smart mattress. The SmartPik was capable of measuring and analyzing sleep phases to improve sleep quality. The first tests had gone well, but Pikolin didn't know how consumers who for decades had bought conventional mattresses through a very traditional channel would react to a new product which, ... More information

SmartPik: el colchón inteligente de Pikolin

Date: 01/02/2022 Author(s): Javier Zamora; J. Tàpies; Xavier Costa; Ana María Vilet; Isaac Sastre Boquet Document type: Case En junio de 2017, Pikolin lanzaba el SmartPik, su primer colchón inteligente, capaz de medir y analizar las fases del sueño para mejorar la calidad del descanso. Los primeros test del SmartPik habían sido satisfactorios, pero Pikolin desconocía cuál sería la reacción de un consumidor que, durante décadas, había comprado un colchón convencional a través ... More information

Glassy Lenses

Date: 01/01/2022 Author(s): Alejandro Serrano; Federic Sabrià; Mª Jesús Grandes Document type: Case Glassy Lenses, a manufacturer of lenses for eyeglasses in France, can cherry pick orders from a pool of existing orders on a daily basis, but then bottlenecks may jump from one section to the other, making production planning and execution difficult. Help the plant management select correctly among the various products families so as to maximize profit. ... More information

Glassy Lenses

Date: 01/01/2022 Author(s): Alejandro Serrano; Federic Sabrià; Mª Jesús Grandes Document type: Case Glassy Lenses, un fabricante de lentes oftálmicas, tiene una planta en Francia que puede seleccionar convenientemente a diario qué pedidos de los que le llegan va a asumir, pero los cuellos de botella pasan de una sección a otra, dificultando así la planificación y ejecución de la producción. Ayuda a la dirección de la fábrica a elegir correctamente ... More information
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