Proposal for Riordan Manufacturing

Essay by kelkinseyUniversity, Bachelor'sA, November 2007

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Riordan Manufacturing Chief Operations Officer Hugh McCauley has sent a service request to seek help in three specific areas of company operations. First, requesting suggested system changes to improve inventory and manufacturing process. Secondly, requesting suggested computer changes to improve efficiency and thirdly, requesting a defined system to be presented to the IT department. In attempting to meet the request criteria the research team of “Three Guys and Three Gals” has been brought on board. The team has completed a current system review and has developed a plan for implementation to met or exceed the requested proposal.

Current OperationsRiordan Manufacturing is a leading industry in plastic injection molding. Over all this company employees 550 people and have state of the art design capabilities creating innovative plastic designs that are international acclaimed. The product list of Riordan includes but is not limited to custom plastic parts, plastic beverage containers, medical stints, heart valves, and plastic fan parts of all sizes.

Riordan shows great pride in their attention to detail and on time shipping. In order for Riordan Manufacturing to keep up with company policy of total customer satisfaction in terms of meeting committed ship dates. The high demand of on time shipments they stock a safe amount of raw materials as to not run low and cause delays. The raw materials are received in the receiving area of each plant, delivered by truck. A great deal of manpower goes into receiving these materials. The list of employees needed to check in a load of raw materials is long. The receiving supervisor checks the amount of raw materials being delivered and unloaded. A group of warehouse personal physically unloads the raw materials for the trucks. At the end of the day the receiving supervisor gives the materials list to the inventory clerk...