McCarran International Airport Research Paper by supercalifragilistic

McCarran International Airport
A service operations management report for McCarran International Airport.
# 96784 | 2,503 words | 7 sources | APA | 2007 | US

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This paper analyzes the contributions of queuing theory, economic order quantities (EOQ) and the redefining of core business processes based on the strategic objectives of McCarran International Airport in Las Vegas, Nevada. It analyzes how the airport was able to become the leading airport in the U.S. in common user self service (CUSS), radio frequency identification devices (RFID) and service-oriented architectures (SOA)-based implementations. The paper then analyzes McCarran's strategic objectives and accomplishments as they relate to unifying and making more efficient services operations.

Table of Contents:
McCarran International Airport Las Vegas, Nevada
Executive Summary
Redefining Processes First, Systems Later
Queuing Process Redefinition for Common User Self Service (CUSS)
Combining Check-in and Retail Processes
Luggage and Baggage Process Improvements
Service-oriented Architectures Synchronize Service

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Gatersleben and Simon W. van der Weij (1999) - ANALYSIS AND SIMULATION OF PASSENGER FLOWS IN AN AIRPORT TERMINAL Proceedings of the 1999 Winter Simulation Conference P. A. Farrington, H. B. Nembhard, D. T. Sturrock, and G. W. Evans, eds.
  • IATA (2006)- Common User Self Service (CUSS). Accessed from the Internet on January 12, 2007:
  • Joustra & Dijik (2001) - Paul E. Joustra and Nico M. Van Dijk. SIMULATION OF CHECK-IN AT AIRPORTS. Presented Proceedings of the 2001 Winter Simulation Conference B. A. Peters, J. S. Smith, D. J. Medeiros, and M. W. Rohrer, eds. joustra.pdf?key1=564271&key2=2390578611&coll=portal&dl=ACM&CFID=11352431&CFTOKEN=77150947
  • Las Vegas Chamber of Commerce and Visitor's Center Profiles, 2004. Accessed from the Internet on January 13,2007:
  • Liu and Wang (2006) - Integrated RFID Data Modeling: An Approach for Querying Physical Objects in Pervasive Computing IBM Silicon Valley Lab and Siemens Corporate Research Princeton, NJ, USA CIKM'06, November 5-11, 2006, Arlington, Virginia, USA.

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