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Rosiland Hester MT435 Unit eight Kaplan University January 31, 2013 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, especially since in 1989 the company 's owner decided to expand the product line to include fabricated sang hook anchors along…show more content…
3. Employees and visitors could befall hard due to the lack of being up to US safety standards and codes. 4. The company has an obligation to provide a safe work environment for their employees. They need to redesign the facilities and follow US safety codes and standards to provide a safe place to work. Providing their employees a safer place to work will improve morale and boost production. (b) Cost of Finished Goods Sitting Idle in the Warehouse: They are able to ship out finished products effectively. Implication two: Ergonomics. 1. Ergonomics is the science of fitting workplace conditions and job demands to the capabilities of the working population (Ergonomics). 2. Ergonomics has not been used because the company is still using old and outdated equipment and not up to code. 3. The company needs to invest in ergonomically correct and up to date equipment that will minimize the possibility of employees getting hurt. Ergonomically correct equipment is more comfortable to operate and will cause the employees less fatigue and this will result in more pride in their work increasing production in the end. Implication three: Cross training 1. Cross training will allow more employees to be able to do the same job and reduce the amount of boredom and accidents. 2. Cross training increases team confidence and creates a team building environment (Reasons). 3. Cross Training will allow employees more freedom to

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