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ERIC Number: EJ947978
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 4
ISSN: ISSN-1548-9566
Undergraduate Quality Management Project: Motorcycle Manufacturer Vendor Rating System
Baker, James; McHaney, Roger
College Teaching Methods & Styles Journal, v5 n1 p11-20 2009
A major motorcycle vendor, based in the U.S. Midwest, is the world's largest custom V-Twin motorcycle manufacturer and domestically the second largest motorcycle manufacturer behind Harley-Davidson. This project describes the process used used by a K-State undergraduate distance learning student to design and develop the initial version of a vendor rating system. Ideas for the project were derived in part from existing commercial systems and in part from interviews with different individuals in the organization. The project used concepts taught and discussed in a distance education version of a quality management course offered through Kansas State University but exceeded class expectations. The project was developed with Microsoft SQL, T-SQL, C# and Crystal Reports coding using Microsoft Visual Studio. The initial version of the program is now in use. (Contains 9 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas