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Team A Group Paper – Week 4 NAMES BSA/411 Week 4 Draft Due: April 23, 2012 1
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Introduction The following scenario will be addressed:  a. Getting what you do not have: (Integrated system to manage the maintenance  department spare parts and work orders). b. Getting rid of what you do have: (Poor spare parts inventory management and  unwanted legacy system). The current situation: Lowmill Corporation (Lowmill) is a growing company that has a maintenance  department that is in need of reorganization from a physical and systematic perspective.   There is an old legacy maintenance management system called Perzak (PZ) that was used to track spare parts and equipment repairs; however, this was implemented many years  ago and was not maintained and is rarely used today by anyone.  It is only maintained by  one person in the whole organization today to attempt to keep track of spare parts details  although it does not identify how to locate them or identify the quantity on hand.  This  system does have data in it that is relevant today, however; it can no longer be used to  identify or locate spare part or quantities on hand because the physical inventory system  has fallen into disarray.  It can take a mechanic or electrician up to 60mins to find a part  because parts are so disorganized. Therefore making the mechanic very inefficient.   The plant manager is questioning the performance of the maintenance department  because of the increasing requests for spare parts (because they cant find them) and the  complaints from the maintenance department that they are overworked but cannot  identify the details of why their workload is excessive on a day-to-day basis. The task: Lowmill has requested a need to implement a system for their plant maintenance  department.   This system would require the spare parts inventory to be physically  cleaned up, reorganized and tracked in the system.  After this is complete the system  would provide the ability for production supervisors to electronically notify the  maintenance department of any production problem so the maintenance department can  see real-time what are the immediate needs of the production line.  The maintenance  departments would then create work orders to track time and spare parts used for each  maintenance request.   Check list to assure completeness of the analysis o Identify key players in organization to be part of the team o  Understand the best was to communicate (refer to Dupius, Lee and Kim's  2
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(2007) article o Review existing documentation o Review PK legacy system functionality and master data o
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