RIORDAN MANUFACTURING ERP ACQUISITION
ERP Acquisition Project Management Plan
Riordan Manufacturing is a global plastics manufacturer, wholly owned by Riordan
Industries, a Fortune 1000 enterprise with revenues in excess of $1 billion, and projected annual
earnings of $46 million.
Riordan employees 550 people at its plants in Albany, Georgia;
Pontiac, Michigan; Hangzhou, China, and Corporate headquarters in San Jose, California.
The company was founded by Dr. Riordan, a professor of chemistry, in 1991.
products include plastic beverage containers, custom plastic parts, and plastic fan parts.
Riordan’s major customers are automotive parts manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers, the
Department of Defense, beverage makers and bottlers, and appliance manufacturers (Apollo
Group, Inc., 2003, 2004, 2006), all of which are government regulated agencies.
To ensure consistency of operations and quality control at all Riordan plants, a common
set of procedures have been developed for the management of receiving raw materials, tracking
products during manufacturing, and accounting for the finished good inventories (Apollo Group,
Inc., 2003, 2004, 2006).
These procedures include storing data on the shipping/receiving, inventory, and
sales/distribution databases separately.
Data is entered into the inventory system manually by
the inventory clerk, of the information related to the raw materials receipts, and the information
related to the raw material and sub-assembly usage during manufacturing.
inventory clerk updates the inventory system to include information received from the shipping
documents after the finished products have been ordered and shipped.