773119-MT485 Assignment Unit 8

773119-MT485 - Your name MT435 Operations Management Unit Eight Kaplan University Date Introduction Question One Select three items and explain for

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Your name MT435 Operations Management Unit Eight Kaplan University Date Introduction Question One Select three items and explain for each of your three selections how it will help Albatross Anchor to improve job retention, employee morale, and employee dedication. Item One Item Two Item Three Question Two Based on the scenario given in unit three and the information given in this case study make recommendations to Albatross Anchor for at least three of the following challenges: Item One Item Two Item Three Question Three You have been authorized to change the existing facility (limited construction budget) and/or refine the process flow of the manufacturing area. All changed must be completed within a 60 day window with the majority of the changes happening at night when the plant is idle. (a) Proposed changes and/or alterations
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(b) Two implications and two complications (c) Gantt chart Conclusion
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References The following is the Case Study to be used for the Unit 3 and Unit 8 Writing Assignments. Albatross Anchor Case Study Albatross Anchor is a small family owned business that began in 1976 with four family members. Albatross anchor has grown exponentially and now employs one hundred and thirty people. Their one location/facility is situated on twelve acres of land located in a rural suburb of Smalltown, USA. The manufacturing plant and the main office are located in the same building with the manufacturing. The administrative offices are in the front of the building and the manufacturing area is in the back of the building. The manufacturing part of the building is antiquated, worn, dirty, technology deprived and it no longer meets all US safety and environmental standards and the administrative offices are shabby and inefficient. The owners of this small business have added on various processes as needed within the limited space provided within the plant. When Albatross Anchor first opened its doors their expertise laid in the manufacture of the bell/mushroom anchor (using a foundry process). Because of international competition in 1989 the owners of Albatross Anchor made the decision to expand their product line to include fabricated snag hook anchors. Products The bell anchor is used primarily by fresh water marine craft. They are
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manufactured primarily through a foundry process in which ore is transformed into a liquid state and poured into molds for production. The snag hook anchor is used primarily for small to medium sized saltwater marine craft. The snag hook anchor is fabricated through the bending and welding of iron rods and flat iron into a hook design so that bedrock and seaweed can be snagged to hold the marine craft at anchor. Each anchor is produced in multiple sizes to accommodate the type of craft
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This note was uploaded on 07/30/2011 for the course BUS 350 taught by Professor Bourne during the Spring '11 term at Kaplan University.

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773119-MT485 - Your name MT435 Operations Management Unit Eight Kaplan University Date Introduction Question One Select three items and explain for

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