Riordan Manufacturing Charter

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Project Charter Document
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Project Name: Riordan Manufacturing China Relocation
Department: Internal Operations
Focus Area: Operations
Product: Operations Relocation from Hangzhou, China to Shanghai, China ________________________________________
Prepared By
Document Owner(s)Project/Organization Role
Project Manager

Project Charter Version Control
VersionDateAuthorChange Description
1.104/18/2011Document created

TABLE OF CONTENTS
1PROJECT CHARTER PURPOSE2
2PROJECT OVERVIEW2
3PROJECT SCOPE2
4.1Goals and Objectives2
4.2Project Deliverables2
4.3Project Estimated Costs & Duration2
4PROJECT CONDITIONS2
5.1Project Assumptions2
5.2Project Issues2
5.3Project Risks2
5.4Project Constraints2
5PROJECT STRUCTURE APPROACH2
6APPROVALS2

1PROJECT CHARTER PURPOSE
This project charter shall define the scope, objectives, and overall approach for the work to be completed. It is a critical element for initiating, planning, executing, controlling, and assessing the relocation of Riordan Manufacturing’s China operations from Hangzhou to Shanghai. It should be used as the single point of reference on the relocation for project goals and objectives, scope, organization, estimates, work plan, and budget. In addition, it serves as a contract between the Project Team and the Project Sponsors, stating what will be delivered according to the budget, time constraints, risks, resources, and standards agreed upon for the project. ________________________________________

2PROJECT OVERVIEW
Riordan Manufacturing is currently trucking products to a port on the Qiantang River where they are loaded into containers, loaded onto barges, brought to the Shanghai port, unloaded and trucked to another area where they then are loaded onto ships and depart for their final destinations. With increased production Riordan is finding that there is a significant cost savings that can be...
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