Case Study

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Chad Malone
Unit 3 Case Study |

Introduction The case study presented deals with a small family owned business called Albatross Anchor. Albatross Anchor case study deals with operational challenges that are being confronted. Some of the problems that are being faced are due to operational inefficiencies such as shabby and disorganized administrative offices and antiquated, worn, and technology deprived plant. In order to achieve company profit these operational challenges must be dealt with accordingly

Question One
Based on the information presented in the scenario/case study discuss Albatross Anchor’s
Competitiveness in relation to (please address all items in the below list and provide support for your
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Speed of process Shut-down to retool (36hrs max)

3. Flexibility in filling order(s) They are not too flexible in filling orders. This is due to limitation space. For example large bulk orders can take up to three to four weeks to complete. The manufacturing has to be changed in order to accommodate the two separate types of anchors. Are they limited to re-tooling Is there limited space Do they keep small inventory on hand

4. Technology They are technology deprived. They are still working with older technology and only making changes if necessarily needed. They need to be able to work with more moderate technology OSHA EPA 5. Capacity and facilities
The current floor plan is inefficient. They do not have a good flow provided for effective manufacturing. For example the warehousing space for raw materials and finished product is located at the far south end of the building. Also they have very limited space. They need ample space in order to become more efficient and productive.
Might to look at how to make the space available more efficient for the production Can we combined certain area to improve speed

6. Service to customers (what types of services would an anchor company provide to marine wholesalers?
They sell only at wholesale level. Albatross Anchors only sale their products by distributors or OEM customers. The anchors are accepted at
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