The term romantic is defined as "literature depicting emotional matter in an imaginative form" (Morner). Romanticism was a cultural movement in the eighteenth century that had an impact on in many areas including music, art, and literature. The movement that Romanticism put forth was so powerful that today, scholars refer to it as a revolution that took place in rebellion against the austere views of groups like the Puritans from the previous centuries. Many images of nature in the writing at this time, as well as writers, encompass sympathetic interests in the past. One particular piece, William Cullen Bryant's "The Prairies" captures an strong sympathetic look to the past.
Recommendation:1. Improve Just-in-time systemSpartan Plastic Limited need to improve Just-in-time system, it is control aims to maintain inventory level at zero, with an immediate objective of reducing the capital tied to the inventories. It is an important principle that able to eliminating waste throughout the production system. The waste can occur, through excess inventories and overly large lot sizes, both of which can cause unnecessarily long customer lead times. Let's explain the role of the core JIT practices in enhancing manufacturing performance. JIT manufacturing requires the establishment of JIT supplier relationships with suppliers; Spartan in this case, that is able and willing to deliver the needed quantities of parts as the needs arise and without any defects.
The 5 days enhancement project that being planned and conducted in factory production line to determine and eliminate the waste and also to achieve more value added processes. Kaizen normally focuses on eliminating the waste, improving the overall productivity with continual improvement in a small area. There are basically 7 types of wastes in the manufacturing which are defective products, overproduction, inventories, excess motion, processing, transportation and waiting. All these wastes can reduce the productivity of the manufacturing line and also increase the manufacturing cost. Apart from wastes, it is also important to eliminate the NV added activities that doesn’t directly contribute to the final products. So, in order to improve the production, the wastes and the NV added activities should be
One thing that can cause a shift in cost and profitability is that the months seem to fluctuate. It was stated in the passage that these numbers that were given are from March 2000, but there are other months when they have more demand and more sales. This means that these numbers might not always be the same, or even close for that matter since some months the machines have worked 12,000 hours before whereas they were only working for 11,200 in March. They also stated that the factory has handled up to 180 production runs whereas they only handled 160 production runs in March. Additionally, to that the passage also stated that there have been months whenever the Wilkerson Company has had 400 shipments and for March they only experienced 300.
The company may have to pay higher production costs or may not be able to produce and
Both plants can be operated at overtime to boost annual capacity by 20%, giving the
Step 3: From the calculation above, the management consider that 16 557 unit of demand/production is the break-even point for the whole three processes. Compare the fix cost and the variables cost three processes between Metal Drawing Process, Outsourcing and Plastic
3. Some of the causes of the problem concerns people. The manager is suggested to develop programs and activities that would motivate the workers in doing their work. Also, it is highly suggested that the manager should create a group or a team of well trained workers in every processing section along with machines, if there’s any to assure efficiency. At the end of each section utmost two supervisors having a thorough inspection of the products.
A Grain of Wheat is a novel by a Kenyan author Ngugi wa Thiong’o which was first published in 1967 by Heinemann. It talks of when the British colonizers come to Kenya; they strengthen their hold on the territory by building a great railroad. Waiyaki and other warrior leaders took up arms against this imposition, but they were defeated. Most Kenyans gradually learn to make accommodations with the new regime, though the seeds of revolution spread underground in “the Movement,” known to the British as Mau Mau. The novel focuses on the Kenyan struggle for independence, and talks of betrayal, deceit and rivalry in the occasion of Kenya’s independence.
With the plant size of 8 we were able to produce more production with less marginal cost. But to keep the production near to 50% we reduced our production to 4250 from 4700. Also, during the second quarter the GDP was still growing and the demand was shifting to the right, so we could increase our product. As our marginal cost was higher than marginal revenue so we decided to increase plant size by another 2 units to decrease the cost in next quarter.
High raw material costs, less sales and a weak Canadian dollar are the main reasons of Company’s problems. They tried to put a price increase in order to improve results, but, as the analysis above show, that did not go well.
Increased fixed cost: the factory was operating at 50 percent of capacity, and none of the individual product lines was pushing its capacity limits
1. Expanding manufacturing and information, and fill and finish capacity: Recently, the company had not been able to scale up production to
The problems that Dow Corning faces are that they have customers who do not want to pay the additional fees regarding customer support. Another problem is that they have two similar brands available for their customers. The newest brand, Xiameter brand targets the customers who know what they want and require little to zero customer support. The second brand/ model, Dow Corning, are for customers who are either first time buyers or require additional customer support. The problem of cannibalization could have been an issue because both models are very similar to each other. Another problem is to continue to be innovative through their e-commerce; they have major competitors such as Alibaba who dominate the market share in China at 50%. The problems found within the company are all solvable with the innovation and success that the company has been creating through their previous years.
The company owns 25 plants for manufacturing with an output capacity of 20.000 pants per week. However, this production is not enough to satisfy the demand on the market. As a result of that, the company decided to employ independent manufacturers. Last year, these contractors produced one third of the total sales.