Dr. Tim Brueggemann
09 May, 2011
System Support for a New Baxter Manufacturing
Company Plant in Mexico
Situation: In 1978, BMC established by Chairman Walter R. Baxter as a supplier of tackle and die. Furthermore, they extended the company into metal stamping company. Their critical clients are “Honda, General Motors, Ford, general Electric, Whirlpool, Amana, and Maytag” (Brown 699). BMC supplies their supplies into two markets like build a bracket and straight provide it to the ending creation section, another one is produce a cruise covering and supply it to the midway producers, after that the midway producers send it into the finished product section. BMC have 420 employees, 170000 sq foot industrialized firm, and they prepared with “feeds, reels, electronic detection systems, welds, drills, taps, and assemble stampings” (Brown 699). Moreover, according to the book of MIS BMC’s assets are growing in last 6 years which means they are going profitable. In the beginning they had an employee lacking because of the high salary with the high skilled employees, and they had 3 people in 1994. Thus, they decided the major work to be the metal stamping because the labor cost was not as high as they do not need the high skilled employees to operate the good work. Also their 20 percent of the stamping was shipped to the Mexico, so they decided to move the manufacturer in Mexico in order to be successful. Additionally there was a university which is paperless work included all based on the computer technology therefore, it was really convenient with the BMC’s business (Brown 700). Kyle Baxter, who is a president of the BMC first found out to move Mexico especially Queretaro metropolis, intended to expand the business in Queretaro slowly because they have a lot of plant which is closer to the customer plant and designed. Also she thought that it will be long-running business in a nice place (Brown 700).
Target: The main IS...