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College of Administrative and Financial Sciences

Assignment 2

Spreadsheet Decision Modeling (MGT 425)

Due Date: 09/04/2022 @ 23:59 (End of Week 11)


Course Name: Spreadsheet Decision Modeling Student’s Name:
Course Code: MGT 425 Student’s ID Number:
Semester: 2 CRN:
Academic Year: 2021-22-2nd



For Instructor’s Use only

Instructor’s Name:
Students’ Grade:

Marks Obtained/Out of 10

Level of Marks: High/Middle/Low



· The Assignment must be submitted on Blackboard (WORD format only) via allocated folder.

· Assignments submitted through email will not be accepted.

· Students are advised to make their work clear and well presented, marks may be reduced for poor presentation. This includes filling your information on the cover page.

· Students must mention question number clearly in their answer.

· Late submission will NOT be accepted.

· Avoid plagiarism, the work should be in your own words, copying from students or other resources without proper referencing will result in ZERO marks. No exceptions.

· All answered must be typed using Times New Roman (size 12, double-spaced) font. No pictures containing text will be accepted and will be considered plagiarism).

· Submissions without this cover page will NOT be accepted.


Learning Outcomes:

No. Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs) Question Number


CLO1 Find some structured ways of dealing with complex managerial decision problems. Question 2
CLO2 Explain simple decision models and management science ideas that provide powerful and (often surprising) qualitative insight about large spectrum of managerial problems. Question 1
CLO3 Demonstrate the tools for deciding when and which decision models to use for specific problems. Question 3, 4
CLO4 Build an understanding of the kind of problems that is tackled using spreadsheet modeling and decision analysis. Question 5


Assignment Instructions:

· Log in to Saudi Digital Library (SDL) via University’s website

· On first page of SDL, choose “English Databases”

· From the list find and click on EBSCO database.

· In the Search Bar of EBSCO find the following article:

· Title: “An Analytic Hierarchy Process Approach in Decision-Making for Material Selection in an Automotive Company: A Case Study”

· Author: Cheng Jack Kie, Ahmed Khalif Hassan, Norhana Mohd Aripin, Rafiuddin Mohd Yunus.

· Date: August 18, 2019


Assignment Questions: (10-Marks)

Read the above article and answer the following Questions:

1. Describe the objective of this case study according to your understanding (150-200 Words) 2 Marks


2. What is the importance of material selection in manufacturing companies (150- 200 Words) 2 Marks


3. What is the Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP) that can be used in decision making process in manufacturing companies (150-200 Words) 2 Marks


4. What are the important steps you suggest for the decision-maker in order to make a good decision (150-200 Words) 2 Marks


5. How this study is helpful for you in understanding the decision making process about material selection in manufacturing companies? (150-200 words) 2 Marks



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