Essay National Cranberry Cooperative Analysis

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Case Analysis of National Cranberry Cooperative Team1. Report I. Summary <Process Flow Chart> <Operations> 1) Receiving and Testing ☞ RECEIVING * 243 trucks deliver 75 barrels(=7500 pounds) per truck on average * 75*243 = 18225 barrels (1822500 pounds) * Last truck arrived (1140min) – First truck arrived (411min) = 729min (=1140 - 411) → 729min/60 = 12.15hrs (Total receiving time) ∴ For 12.15hours, 243 trucks delivered 18225 barrels. NCC receives 1500barrels/hr. - Delivering 75 barrels per truck - Capacity at each Dumper = 75 (barrel/truck) * 6 (trucks/hr) = 450 barrels/hr : Total capacity of 5 dumpers = 450 (barrel/hr) * 5 (dupms) = 2250 barrels/hr…show more content…
3 dryers are used for Bagging and Bulking berries processing. ( 3 * 200 (barrels/hr) = 600 (barrels/hr) ☞Process of Dry Berries(no drying) * Destoning : 3 * 1500 barrels/hr = 4500 barrels/hr * Dechaffing : 30% of total are processed in dry process = 1500 barrels/hr ☞Process of Wet Berries(no destining) * Dechaffing: 70% of total are processed in wet process (1500 * 2) = 3000 barrels/hr * Drying: 3 * 200 barrels/hr = 600 barrels/hr → Bottleneck 4) Miling – Quality Grading ☞ Miling * Average Effective Capacity of 3 Separator Lines were 400 barrels/hr each, 1200 barrels/hr (=400 *3), as a whole 5) Scheduling the Work force ☞ Scheduling the Work force * From 9/1~12/15, RP1 Process requires 27 or 53 workers per week according to the amount of berries * Non-peak season ( 27 workers required) ∙ 6 of 27 workers at receiving (2 teams of 3 workers each working at Kiwanee dumpers) ∙ 10 of 27 workers at miling area (1 team of 5 workers per 1 feed conveyor each -> 2 teams) ∙ 8 of 27 workers at shipping (5 at baggin stations, 1 at 2 bulk stations, 2 at bulk bin station management) ∙ 1 of 27 workers at supervising destining, dechaffing, drying process ∙ 2 of 27 workers at control room by 2 shifts ☞ Peak season (53 workers required) * 15 of 53 workers

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