Process Design Proposal Package
Riordan Manufacturing is in need of a new process for its manufacturing of electric fans. With potential bottlenecks from the current process, both time management and expenses have been suffering. Many factors have been taken into consideration with the new innovative process. With the utilization of the new process it is not only going to be time saving but also will illustrate overall revenue growth. The proposal will include many implementation ideas that are going to contribute to the future success of Riordan Manufacturing:
• A cover letter detailing aggregate operations planning and TQM for Riordan Manufacturing
• A new process design for the production of Riordan electric fans
• A supply chain for the electric fans, taking advantage of any global opportunities available to Riordan Manufacturing such as lower labor costs
• A production forecast for the Riordan electric fans
• An implementation plan, including a Gantt chart
• The MRP for the Manufacturing of the Riordan electric fans
New Process Design
Riordan's new process design will consist of three process improvements. The first will improve the efficiency between Riordan and their parts vendor in China. The second improvement will be to implement a just-in-time manufacturing system. The final improvement will be to pursue opportunities to recycle and minimize waste to adhere to industry corporate social responsibility standards.
Riordan's local vendor's on time rate is currently 93% which is below industry standards. To improve the vendor's on time rate Riordan will require that the vendor invest equally in an ordering system upgrade that will benefit both organizations by increasing the order and delivery systems efficiency. The new ordering system will link both organizations in order to communicate demand for plastic polymers instantaneously when an order is inputted into... [continues]
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