Essay on Mt435-Unit 6 Albatross Anchor

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Unit six Written Assignment Albatross Anchor Operational Changes Farima Thomas MT435 Operations Management Kaplan University 12/17/2012 Albatross Anchor Operational Changes Introduction Albatross Anchors is a small family owned business that began in 1976. The company has grown exponentially over the years with more than one hundred and thirty employees. As the company grew, their operational issues in the production and administrative area grew as well. The organization has been faced with a lack of updated technology, out dated equipment, an inefficient layout which violates the U.S. safety and environmental standards, and a disorganized administration office. Therefore, production is not running smoothly,…show more content…
In order to be competitive enough and be able to take advantage of sudden rises in demand, Albatross Anchor needs to develop two manufacturing lines. This will ensure each anchor has its own production line. The two lines will also ensure that there is no need for changeovers or switch of equipments which will result in faster production. Also, this will meet sudden demand changes and increase competitiveness. This long term pursuit will effectively reduce the production time required and increase batch production of each anchor model. In order for the company to take advantage of increases in demand and achieve high operational standards, the building needs a complete renovation. For example, the offices and the plant must be separated and more space given to production areas, since joined areas are cluttered and unsafe. They must Adopt a new layout. A modern plant design and safer working environments will permit faster production. Additionally, the enhancement of safety will reduce cases of potential work injuries, which could be very costly indeed. (O’Toole & Mackenzie, 2011). (03) Storage: Back to speed in production and an efficient operational system and sudden increase change in demand, production requires enough space to store bulk raw materials and a

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