Operations Management

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Health Water Bottling Company, Nova, KSA

Operations Management I Project

Submitted to: Dr. Chafik Abid

14th April, 2008

History of Health Water Bottling Company (HWB), Nova:

It takes a true leader to establish traditions that others will follow. Such qualities are prevalent in all aspects of Health Water Bottling Co. (HWB). Health Water Bottling Co. Ltd. (HWB) is a privately owned company which started in 1973 and is situated in Riyadh, the capital of Saudi Arabia. It's main line of business is the manufacturing and filling of bottled drinking water since over 25 years and is considered a pioneer in this field. The company produces and sells its product of bottled water under the "nova" brand name which is widely available throughout the Kingdom.

In the year 2001, the company moved location to a new site 100Km east of Riyadh into a newly built modern Plant with a state of the art production lines and machinery.

The new Plant sits on a rich source of water that is pumped from two underground deep wells.

The company is ISO 9001-2000 certified. ISO (International Organization for Standardization) is composed of national standards bodies from over 75 countries. It is the world's largest developer and publisher of International Standards.

The Plant implements the highest international standards of HACCP (Hazard Analysis Critical Control Point) and is yearly inspected and certified by international inspection organizations such as NSF (National Sanitization Foundation), ABWA (Asian Bottled Water Association) and also local Health authorities.

HWB owns its own transport and distribution fleet of 300 heavy and medium size trucks and employs over 700 people from different nationalities. Constantly identifying opportunities to diversify, HWB has branched out into the marketing and distribution of beverages other than water. Today, HWB boasts a fully fledged beverages...