Riordan Manufacturing Case Study

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Riordan Inventory Management System Proposal Yajahira Alamilla, Dan Cunningham, Joe Guckiean, Jourdan Swenson, Ladell Thompson, Daniel Tolliver CIS/207 December 8, 2012 Efosa Osayamwen Executive Summary Company Background Riordan Manufacturing, Inc. was founded in 1991 and is a leader in the field of plastic injection molding. The company’s current locations are in Albany, GA, Pontiac, MI, Hangzhou, China, and it headquarters in San Jose, CA. The company is 100% owned by Riordan Industries and has over 550 employees. The customer base for Riordan includes automotive parts manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers, Department of Defense, beverage makers, and bottlers and appliance manufacturers. Current Inventory Process Riordan Manufacturing,…show more content…
The updated system will launch Riordan into the 21st century with a technologically advanced inventory system. A computer based program will replace the manual paper system. These new processes will increase efficiency, lower cost, send out automated updates and most importantly interface all departments and locations together. The new system will have functions that will include, but not limited to, shipment tracking, receivable tracking, product location tracking, and inventory level tracking. This system will utilize tools like bar code scanners, smart handheld devices, and user friendly computer…show more content…
Addressing this business requirement will provide Riordan with a lower error rate and more accurate system data. More accurate data will provide a noticeable improvement across all areas of the business. In addition to more accurate data, Riordan will also recognize an improvement in productivity as well as a significant cost reduction by removing the end of year physical inventory process. As Riordan matures as an automated organization, they will likely see opportunities to reduce or refocus human capital. Riordan must adopt proven best practices in regard to inventory management. According to Russell (2007) ”Modern supply chains are customer-driven pull systems. The focal firm’s supply capabilities must be synchronized with known and forecasted demand patterns of downstream customers." (p. 60) (Russell, S. (2007). The FlexNet solution will help Riordan to become more customer

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