Cook Composites and Polymer

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Cook Composites and Polymers Co. Developing a Sustainable Supply Chain Ong Kar Hian | U098481J AY 2012/2013 | Semester 1 Cook Composites and Polymers Co. (CCP) were founded in 1990 and is a leading manufacturer of gel coats, unsaturated polyester resins, coatings resins and emulsions. The company prides itself most in producing high-quality, custom-designed gel coats. To produce high quality gel coats, CCP utilizes styrene as a cleaning agent for their mixing vessels because styrene performs admirably in reducing contamination. Currently, the company’s rinse styrene is collected and shipped to cement manufacturers as a source of fuel to fire their energy-intensive cement kilns. Alternatively, the company can opt for a waste…show more content…
By separating the entity from CCP, it would reduce the erosion of CCP’s current brand which has always been to focus on high performance and quality products. The $3 million investment can be spent on creating this entity and equipping it with the technical expertise required to further research on the concrete coating, and a separate sales force to develop a market for this new product. The cost can eventually be off-set by the estimated $5.07 million increase in profit, as mentioned previously. The separate entity need not require a new factory. Instead, CCP and this separate entity can share physical space and resources if needed. If all the risks as mentioned above can be mitigated, CCP should proceed with the production of concrete coating as a by-product because it brings benefits to both the environment (through CO2 reduction) and CCP (through increased profit). Appendix: Time Required (In Minutes) 1 Round: Prep Stage: Mixing Stage: Assessment Stage: If Accepted/ Rejected: Rinsing/ Transfer Stage: 30 90 30 2 Rounds: Prep Stage: Mixing Stage: Assessment Stage: Mixing Stage: Assessment Stage: 30 90 30 90 30 3 Rounds: Prep Stage: Mixing Stage: Assessment Stage: Mixing Stage: Assessment Stage: Mixing Stage: Assessment Stage: 30 90 30 90 30 90 30 30 420 30 If Accepted/ Rejected: Rinsing/ Transfer Stage: 30 If Accepted/ Rejected:

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