Riordan Mfg Essay

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Process Design for Riordan Manufacturing
Barbara Back
Tasheia Pelham Ellison
Jennifer Perrone
Cheri Reed
Andreas Tsircou
February 13, 2012
William E. Mahoney
February 13, 2012

Dear Riordan Manufacturing Management Team,

Learning Team C has completed the analysis of Riordan Manufacturing’s electric fan design process and has developed a proposal outlining the changes that need to be implemented. The team is proposing to focus on total quality management (TQM); this will allow Riordan to remain focused and efficient in areas of opportunity, and to excel in all aspects of the electric fans that are important to customers. The team’s recommendation is to use quality at ...view middle of the document...

The supply chain recommendations will allow Riordan to realize a 25% increase in on-time delivery, which will increase the bottom line. Taking advantage of global opportunities and outsourcing internal organization functions to outside providers can reduce operating costs. It is also recommended that Riordan find a clean/green supplier that provides a 99% on-time guarantee for parts. This will be made possible by using an incentive for on-time deliveries and a penalty for late deliveries.

We have included a variety of charts that reinforce Learning Team C’s recommendations: flow chart of the new process (pg. 1), forecast example (pg. 4), master production schedule (MPS) example (pg. 7), sample inventory chart (pg. 8), and Gantt chart (pg. 9).

Please find enclosed our complete proposal detailing recommended changes to Riordan’s process design for electric fan production. This aggregate operations plan coordinates all aspects of production to improve process quality and efficiency.


Learning Team C, University of Phoenix

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Chase, R.B., Jacobs, F.R., & Aquilano, N.J. (2006). Operations management for competitive advantage (11th ed.). New York, NY: McGraw Hill/Irwin.
Kaizen & GembaKaizen. (2012). Kaizen Institute. Retrieved from
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University of Phoenix. (2012). Riordan Manufacturing Virtual Organization. Retrieved from University of Phoenix, OPS571 - Operations Management website.

|Content and Development |Points Earned |
|11 Points |8 out of 8 |
| |Additional Comments: |
|All key elements of the assignment are covered in a substantive way. |See my comments in the body of the text. |
|The proposal includes the following: | |
|An MRP for the manufacturing of the Riordan electric fans | |
|A new process design for the production of the Riordan electric fans | |
|A supply chain for the Riordan electric fans | |
|A production forecast for the Riordan electric fans ...

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