Managing Projects, Operations and Information Systems Term Paper by Nicky

A look at some logistical issues with United Biscuit Company.
# 150897 | 1,904 words | 10 sources | APA | 2012 | GB
Published on Apr 30, 2012 in Business (Management) , Business (Applied Operations)

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This paper discusses some logistical issues faced by the United Biscuit Company in the area of storage activity, particularly raw materials. First, the paper describes the structure of the team that deals with this problem. Then, it addresses the work breakdown. This includes analyzing sources of delay in logistics activities involved in the warehousing process, identifying constraints, improving processes and the project completion phase. Each of these phases are dealt with in detail, noting the areas of weakness and presenting possible solutions. The paper also breaks down subsections of the logistical management plan and defining specific terms that are used. The paper concludes by emphasizing the importance of the logistical plan for the success of the company's operations.


Executive Summary
Project Management Plan
Managerial Process
Operations Management Plan
Technical Process/Information Management Plan

From the Paper:

"Project goal. The project's goal is to reduce by 30% the storage costs related to items being stocked for more than 10 days in the company's facilities within the next 9 months.
The market needs to generate products faster then their life cycles end, in order to maintain its growth rates. To reach these objectives, according to Cooper & Lambert (2000), product development and commercialization managers should: Coordinate with CRM (Customer Relationship Management) to identify the customers' articulate and unarticulated needs; The materials and suppliers' selection should be made in correlation with the procurement function; Work to develop production technology in the manufacturing flow in order to manufacture and integrate the supply chain flow that is best fit for a given market/product. Logistics studies suggest that the adoption of logistics technologies, such as Enterprise Resource Management, Customer Relationship Management and Supply Chain Management would facilitate the cooperation of different companies along the value chain (i.e. suppliers with retailers) (Johnson and Wood, 1996; Keah & Handfield, 1998)."
"Stakeholder analysis. Stakeholders include manufacturing staff, raw material suppliers, transportation staff/intermediaries, warehousing staff, logistics coordinating team and distributors. Additionally, global stakeholders include the final customer and the authorities in charge of food regulations."

Sample of Sources Used:

  • Aberdeen Group. 2008. Operational KPIs and Performance Management - Are Your Daily Decisions Based on Fact?,
  • Cooper, M. & Lambert D. 2000. Issues in Supply Chain Management. Industrial Marketing Management, vol. 29: pp. 65-83.
  • Johnson,J. C. and Wood, D. F. 1996. Contemporary Logistics, N.J.: Prentice Hall Upper Saddle Creek.
  • Keah C. R. K. and Handfield, R. B. 1998 .Supply Chain Management: Supplier Performance and Firm Performance. International Journal of Purchasing and Materials Management: pp.2-9.
  • Shepard, S. 2005. RFID - Radio Frequency Identification, McGraw Hill: New York.

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