Strategic Plan Development Paper

Essay by amc8109University, Bachelor'sA, October 2008

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Founded in 1991 by Dr. Riordan, Riordan Manufacturing has experienced tremendous growth from its origins in research and development to now manufacturing various custom plastic parts. In most companies, there are often discussions about innovation and better meeting customer needs but often they never get beyond discussing it as a future opportunity. It is apparent this is clearly not accepted at Riordan. There are many potential benefits with regard to design and production efficiencies that could be realized at Riordan Manufacturing. From automotive and airplane parts to heart valves and plastic stints, Riordan's innovative plastic designs can continue to grow as a result of taking new approaches in quality, study, research and development.

Mission and VisionRiordan Manufacturing is a global plastics manufacturer. Its products include plastic beverage containers produced at its plant in Albany, Georgia, custom plastic parts produced at its plant in Pontiac, Michigan and plastic fan parts produced at its facilities in Hangzhou, China.

Research and development is done at the corporate headquarters in San Jose. To ensure total quality of products in each plant, Riordan Manufacturing believes in and includes quality objectives in the organization's mission statement. Riordan Manufacturing believes that quality is the road to competitive advantage and outstanding financial performance.

Riordan Manufacturing's mission focuses on total quality management programs like Six Sigma, leading edge Research and Development and exceeding ISO 9000 standards. These total quality management programs define the attitude and abilities of Riordan Manufacturing. Riordan Manufacturing Research and Development is the industry leader in identifying industry trends; therefore, the company is committed to providing solutions to their customer's challenges (Phoenix, 2008).

Riordan Manufacturing's objectives are to strive to be a solution provider for their customers and not be a part of the customer's challenges. Riordan will seek a long-term relationship with their customers...