In: Business and Management

Submitted By fxshek
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To: Shuzworld
From: Farah Shekari, consultant
Re: Maui Sandal
Date: February 12th, 2012

Improve Work Flow In order to improve the current workflow in the plant, I recommend that Shuzworld’s Shanghai Production Facility (SSPF) should use the layout strategies (such as assembling balancing) method because of the nature of the issue. The objective of the layout strategy is to develop an effective and efficient layout that will meet the firm’s competitive requirements” (JGT2 power point presentation). There are many types of layouts but in the case of this task, the warehouse layout is most appropriate, the trade offs to address are between spaces and material handling, including the following: material handling equipment, capacity and space requirements, environment and aesthetics, flows of information, and cost of moving between various work areas. SSPF is budgeted to produce 6 work boots an hour, with a 40 hour workweek and currently 8 stations with 46 minutes performance time. By inputting the information into the layout strategies method, I conclude that SSPF can eliminate 3 of their workstations. Therefore, it will be 92% efficient with 50 minutes of time allocated, 4 minutes of idle time, and 10 minutes of maximum cycle time.

Initial and Ongoing Costs for New Line Now, I would like to discuss the impact of coast on the decision to continue producing the new line. Based on the information provided, I have chosen the learning curve tool based on the nature of the problem to be analyzed. Learning curves is based of the premise that people and the organization become better at their tasks as the tasks are repeated, therefore the time to produce a unit decreases as more units are produced and the rate of improvement decreases overtime. The uses of learning curves are internal, external and for strategic planning. In this case,…...

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