Identifying Required Process Changes

Essay by eesmanUniversity, Bachelor'sB, May 2008

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Riordan Manufacturing is a Fortune 1000 global enterprise that manufactures plastics. They manufacture plastic beverage containers in Albany, Georgia; custom plastic parts in Pontiac, Michigan; and plastic fan parts in Hangzhou, China. Riordan is headquartered out of San Jose, California, which also homes their research and development team.

Riordan Manufacturing has received several service requests for improvements within the company. The following requests are some interest of improvement:Manufacturing with InventoryFinal Product ShippingFinance and AccountingMarketing Research and SalesSales DepartmentThe purpose of the project is to create a business requirement definition for the development or attainment of a MRP system to support the objective to reduce inventory cost. Implementation of a plan to add XML support to the databases of Riordan Manufacturing, will allow them to track shipments and orders throughout its supply train.

In order to increase efficiency, accuracy and improve on time management in many of Riordan Manufacturing departments, we have outlined the following suggested changes.

Raw Materials Receiving New Process:The receiving clerk will scan the invoice that is linked to the main software system that includes the shipment details on inventory to be received. The barcode will relate to an order that has been placed and the arrival of the products is logged. This bar code data will transfer to the finance and accounting department to ensure proper payment for materials received. The receiving clerk does a visual scan of the shipment to assure size and quantity is within reason of the information displayed to him via his PDA.

The unloading team unloads the truck and moves the raw materials into the raw materials area in the warehouse. The unloading team will scan the individual bulk units when stocking for accuracy.

This will eliminates the need for the receiving supervisor to log the raw materials because it is immediately...