OPS 571 Week 6 I A....Process Design for Riordan Manufacturing
OPS 571 Week 6 I A....Process Design for Riordan Manufacturing
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Running head PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING Process Design for Riordan Manufacturing YOUR NAMES OPS571 DATE NAME OF PROFESSOR PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING Abstract This paper suggests a new process design for Riordan Manufacturing This design concentrates on the major phases pertaining to the manufacturing of Riordan electric fans from start to finish This design incorporates a supply chain for the electric fans while taking advantage of global openings in which Riordan Manufacturing can implement Additional analysis of the present process pertaining to the production of the Riordan electric fans is presented The new process design attempts to eliminate bottlenecks within the process in order to make the supplychain as optimal as possible A production forecast for the Riordan electric fans is included and a Gantt chart is included as well Lastly a cover letter is included which details the coordination of the aggregate operations planning and TQM for the Riordan electric fans PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING Process Design for Riordan Manufacturing MRP for Manufacturing The present process at Riordan Manufacturing is centered on the China plant which applies material requirement planning to adhere to the material requirements which then go through a collection process at receiving units in order to make its way to the molding unit The assembly unit then receives the products which are forwarded to the appropriate packing unit for appropriate handling Lastly the shipping unit handles the electric fans distribution Riordan Manufacturing is concerned about scrap materials from the respective units As such there should be a reduction in the level of wasteful products from every unit this in turn would lower the price of producing each fan One initiative already commenced is the Hangzhou plant s utilization of extra parts within its products that are customized There are however additional concerns pertaining to periodic orders in regard to the supply of fans As such it is difficult to properly assess material requirements In order to make this process more effective and precise the MRP process needs to factor in variability in regard to overall supply and demand within the electric fans production A New Process Design Riordan Manufacturing39s China plant s operations focus is on quantity when it comes to the production of the fans The necessary amount of inventory is maintained according to a production forecast Nonetheless the amount of inventory is inadequately measured since only 93 of deliveries are in a timely manner As such Riordan should seek substitute manufacturers in addition to its current unit in order to have an adequate amount of inventory so production will not be delayed this would help the company schedule and deliver more efficiently Riordan should additionally keep more inventories in its units however this will PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING increase the company s inventory cost This cost can be minimized by reducing the amount of plastic polymer in its inventory since it is easily obtainable Additionally Riordan will need to update its MRP system so it will have the capacity to assist in numerous stages within the production cycle It should assist in ensuring that resources are optimally utilized which in turn will increase its efficiency especially when it comes to production time Supply Chain The supply chain process for Riordan is critical for its success This process essentially entails the transformation of materials into semifinished and finished products the ow of material from suppliers and the distribution of products to customers Chase Jacobs amp Aquilano 2005 In today s marketplace companies like Riordan are competitive and seeking new and innovative ways to transform their supply chain and make it into a competitive or strategic advantage Companies are continuously seeking supply chain services which will enhance its overall efficiency which in turn will drive in more revenue while gaining a competitive advantage Chase et al 2005 More specifically when it comes to Riordan the development of its electric fans is directly associated with the supply chain management process with the electric fans in terms of its scheduling market entry competition strategies and delivery One methodology which may be beneficial for Riordan to utilize is outsourcing on a global scale Outsourcing can potentially save Riordan a great deal of money It would help Riordan center on additional business activities and not have to focus on the outsourced jobs since it is being provided by external experts this in turn would eliminate several facets of the supplychain Outsourcing would be a great way monetarily to distribute our work globally in which we would take advantage of regional markets while reducing operational PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING costs We would ensure that it does not weaken our organizational performance and productivity The company could additionally integrate an inventory management system which would be able to work offsite Also Riordan should consider integrating a process of procurement which would help in this capacity It would focus on both quality and quantity and make sure that processes are being implemented at the proper time location and from the right source Chase et al 2005 Constraints on supply would be highlighted so that additional sources of spending can be located and at the same time erroneous spending will become minimized This supply chain process will help ensure that orders may be able to be filled and that they ultimately are It will be necessary however to continually track the inventory as far as requirements and quality are concerned Production Forecast The production forecast for Riordan is based on the fact that the unit in China is accountable for both the electric motors and plastic polymers which are essential components of the electric fans A projection of production demands has been determined according to the average amount of sales during the past three years Additionally scheduling planning costs production and delivery is based on annual production requirements and not being effectively forecasted Riordan must make sure to analyze the appropriate economic markets to determine how the economy s ow will affect the company The company should additionally integrate a lean production process so that the product is launched in the proper market at an adequate price and that adequate quantities are available so that waste is reduced and both expected and unexpected changes may be properly addressed in a timely manner Implementation Plan PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING Productionplanning is executed out in order for resources and activities to be in line over time so as to reach the objectives With a minimal amount of resource consumption Chase et al 2005 Adequate planning needs to be implemented in order for the plan s progress to be evaluated at regular intervals and also in order for there to be operational control The implementation of the production plan for Riordan Will involve numerous primary activities One of the primary activities involves actually forming the appropriate team for the project Which Will involve management s input This Will also entail establishing appropriate job duties Another activity Will involve choosing Which methodologies implementation tools and MRP software should ultimately be utilized Actually implementing the production plan Will be the third activity This Will include the identification of the bottlenecks Within our forecasting process and production plan in order to meet all of our clients needs in the most advantageous way This Will ultimately enhance quality production and the identification of defects and at the same time reduce costs The fourth activity Will involve maintaining the production environment through quality control and quality assurance and making any required modifications These activities Will all occur in 30day increments but may be adjusted accordingly PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING Hello name of CEOPresident With great pride I am sending you this final proposal pertaining to the implementation of the initiative you set forth This initiative will take our operations planning TQM and process design to the next level Although there are ways in which our present operational processes can be tracked this implementation will utilize the latest and greatest technologies and methodologies in order to make the company more lean and at the same time enhance quality This will offer Riordan with further information about strategies and planning pertaining to required materials in order to meet the needs of our clients This will certainly be a better alternative to our current forecasting practices As you will see the primary phases within the implementation include the identification of the bottlenecks within our forecasting process and production plan to meet our clients needs in the most advantageous way Additional primary phases will enhance quality production and the identification of defects and at the same time reduce costs We will also have checks and balances along the way by maintaining the production environment through quality control and quality assurance and making any required modifications I am extremely interested to know what your thoughts are I welcome any feedback you may have and would make sure to make any required changes as soon as possible Sincerely PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING Gantt Chart for Process Design Mai I39ItE n an E DABE Implementatiun Eitarl ata quot Elam pl ED 21 Enttleneclsldenti catinn IFtamaining Eelact T39s12th Dd ulngiesTuul5 E T39s1FtPEiuftlra39arz Farm Apprnpriate TE am 14Sep3319 EMM39EIJIJE 11FEEED1U E prE Dill EEP 39 E ll39lll PROCESS DESIGN FOR RIORDAN MANUFACTURING References Chase R Jacobs R Aquilano N 2005 Operations Management for Competitive Advantage 11th Ed McGrawHillIrwin 10
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