Albatross Anchors Unit 6 Mt435 Essay

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Unit Six Written Assignment MT435 Operations Management January 22, 2013 Introduction Albatross Anchors can change several things to make their business more productive than it has been. They opened in 1976 with only four family members and now employ 130 people; this alone shows massive growth over the past 35+ years. By only selling at a wholesale level, this means that they produce and sell in mass amounts and therefore their supply chain and manufacturing process is extremely important for the company to make succeed. As of right now, Albatross Anchors is not only disorganized but they do not meet the US Safety and Environmental Standards. Albatross Anchors needs to adjust their operations in order to run smoothly and expand…show more content…
Currently, the shipping and receiving departments have materials coming in and going out at the same time. With the rail handling shipping and receiving, this is creating a bottleneck of materials. By creating certain shipping and receiving times that do not conflict, this will allow for a smooth process that will help the supply chain. (Russell, R., et al., pg. 423) Not only does the actual manufacturing process need to run smoothly, but the shipping and receiving of materials needs to run the same. (03) Finally, the administrative office should completely revamp their office. While waiting on the new location, they need to clean up and streamline their process. Then, will not only the manufacturing process run smoothly, but also the administrative offices will run smoothly as well. The technology upgrade will give them an opportunity to computerize their process and this will help declutter and organize the limited office space they currently have now. The administrative staff needs to be prepared for new software and the learning process that will come with it. While it may take some time to learn the new process, eventually it will save them more time in the end. Question Two From the list of ten operational issues in the Unit 6 assignment instructions select four operational issues. For each of the four operational issues explain

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