Bergerac SystemsThe 6"hallenge of 5ackward Integration@,nterprise Management2019/2020Integrated Master in Informatics and 6"omputer @,ngineering
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ǩ01 INTRODUCTION5ergerac Systems is a small manufacturerof rapidly growingdiagnostic instruments used in veterinary practices. The company launched the OmniVue chemical analyzer, which allows veterinarians to perform a wide range of blood and blood chemistry tests of their animal patients in the ofﬁce rather than sending them to outside laboratories.OmniVue is easy to operateand produces highly reliable resultsusing a proprietary cartridge to retain the blood sample during analysis. Sales of these single use cartridges are an important part of the product line revenue stream.
Ǫ02 PROBLEM IDENTIFICATIONThe ﬁrm relies on two outside suppliersfor the plastic components of the cartridges. The 6"@,O is concerned about inconsistent deliveryfrom the cartridge suppliers which have resulted in shortages and stock-outs. To address the supply chain problems, the 6"@,O considers acquiring one of the suppliers, S?GenieTech, while the director of planning proposes building the required capabilitieswithin the company's existing manufacturing facilities.We’ll perform a quantitative and qualitative analysisof a "make vs. buy" decision while considering expected production capacities, market forecasts, and the company's overall sourcing strategy.
DATA ANALYSIS036"omparison of cartridge capacityS?GenieTechIn-HouseMolds84Parts per Mold (6"avities)10106"ycle Time (Seconds)7570Shift (Hours)886"ycles per Shift384411Parts per Shift30 72016 4576"artridges per Shift15 3608 229Machine up-time90%95%6"artridges per Shift13 8247 817Shifts per <(ay33<(ays per Week55Weeks per Year5050±nnual 6"artridge 6"apacity10 368 0005 862 857
ǭ04 1 - DESCRIBE THE STRATEGIC AND OPERATIONAL CHALLENGES FACING BERGERAC SYSTEMS5ergerac Systems, with two outside suppliersfor the cartridge's plastic components, recently experienced delivery delaysdue to shortages.