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Riordan Manufacturing Running head: RIORDAN MANUFACTURING Riordan Manufacturing Brian Johnson, Jason Castillo, D’nae Burrell, James White, Stacey Owens BSA/310 – Business Systems September 18, 2011 Jennifer Streker
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Riordan Manufacturing Recommendations for IT Systems for Riordan Manufacturing Team B is responding to Service Request SR-rm-012 executed by Riordan Manufacturing CEO, Dr. Michael Riordan. The purpose of the request is to produce a breakdown of all business systems that Riordan Manufacturing needs for effective and productive management. In acknowledgement to the service request, Team B will address several specific areas of business concerns for Riordan Manufacturing; Finance and Accounting, Human Resources and Legal, Sales and Marketing, Operations, Inventory, and Supply Chain. Riordan Manufacturing Overview Riordan Manufacturing is a global plastics manufacturing company that employs 550 people. Headquartered in San Jose, California, Riordan Manufacturing is a company founded by Dr. Riordan in 1991. Originally focused on research and development of patents held by Dr. Riordan, the company’s focus changed in 1992 when Dr Riordan purchased a fan manufacturing plant in Pontiac, Michigan. In 1993, the company expanded into the production of plastic beverage containers when it acquired a manufacturing plant in Albany, Georgia. In 2000, Riordan Manufacturing expanded again when it opened a manufacturing plant in China. At that point, the fan manufacturing moved from Pontiac, Michigan to the new China location. The Michigan location retooled their facility for the manufacturing of custom plastic parts. Finance and Accounting Current Configuration and Challenges Riordan Manufacturing has three distinct and distally located operating entities that are located in Georgia, Michigan and California. Each of these entities has their own finance and accounting application at their locations. The breakdown of entities systems are as follows. The San Jose, California headquarters location owns a fully licensed Windows based
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Riordan Manufacturing enterprise resource planning system designed specifically for the plastic processors and process and assembly manufactures. The San Joes location does not own the source code for this application so custom coding of the application is not possible. The Michigan location has purchased a custom software package to address their financial and accounting needs. While the Michigan location does have access to the source code, because it is programmed in C, the vendor is no longer in business. To increase to the challenges at the Michigan location the application runs on a pair of DEC Alphas running the VMS operating system. Client workstations for the application are VAX4000’s.
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