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IIUM Journal of Case Studies in Management: Vol.6, No.1/2: 18-22, 2015 ISSN 2180-2327 IIUM Journal of Case Studies in Management, Vol. 6, No. 1/2, 2015 18 Productivity Expansion in Massimo Bakery Shekh Md. Samiul Islam Graduate School of Management, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur Badri Ali Abdillahi Graduate School of Management, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur Ahmed Yasin Mohamud Nour Graduate School of Management, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, 53100 Kuala Lumpur Abstract: In today’s competitive world, it is important to improve constantly for both manufacturing and service industries. Quantity with quality is a main characteristic which helps a company to stay in the competition. Technology has been taken leaps of development lately and this has brought an escalation in the customer demands. Bakery products become a regular food in most parts of the world and are essential commodities today. There is a high potential for business growth in selling bakery products. The case study deals with the issues faced by bakery industry and provided some recommendations to resolve the existing problems in the bakery. The main aim is to study the current productivity and capacity of the plant, analyse it to find areas of improvement and make an improvement proposal to meet the forecasted increase in demand. In the workstation, the processing time is different and the longest time consumption is identified as a bottleneck. The identified bottleneck station is analysed to reduce the processing time which increases production rate. INTRODUCTION In Malaysia, food production sector plays a significant role for the economic development of the country. The industry has contributed to export earnings, foreign exchange earnings, employment creation and the empowerment of women. In recent years, the sales value of manufactured bread, cakes and other bakery products in Malaysia was approximately 1.96 billion Malaysian ringgit. To sustain the positive growth, it is necessary to ensure the proper utilization of resources. Financial growth of any industry largely depends on minimizing cost of raw material, labour cost, waste minimisation, excess work, productivity improvement and so on. By minimizing all these, it would be possible to improve the productivity at its maximum level. The production term in any process or procedure means to transform a set of inputs into a specified set of output. The production system of food products industry can be shown by the following diagram:
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Productivity Expansion in Massimo Bakery IIUM Journal of Case Studies in Management, Vol. 6, No. 1/2, 2015 19 Productivity improvement is one of the core issues towards manufacturing excellence and it is necessary to achieve good financial and operational performance. It enhances customer satisfaction and reduce time and cost to develop, produce and deliver products and service. Productivity has a positive and significant relationship to performance
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