National Cranberry Case

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13 National Cranberries Corporative Case Write-Ups Ngan Nguyen, Vedurmudi Chandrika, Sumita Govil, Justin Fisher Present to: Professor Uday Rao 13 National Cranberries Corporative Case Write-Ups Ngan Nguyen, Vedurmudi Chandrika, Sumita Govil, Justin Fisher Present to: Professor Uday Rao Topic | Page Number | 1. Problem Statement | 2 | 2. Process Flow Analysis | 2 | 3. Data Analysis and Suggestions | 2 | 4.1 Process capacity and bottleneck 4.2 Truck unload waiting time analysis a) Current situation analysis b) Plant operations begin at 7 am c) Plant operation with additional dryer | 33345 | 4. Final Discussion | 5 | 5. Appendices | 6 | 6.3 Plant Operations at 11:00 AM 6.4 Plant operations at 7:00 AM 6.5 Plants operation at 7:00 AM with additional dryer 6.6 Adjusting dryer capacity | 6788 | TABLE OF CONTENT A. Problem Statement National Cranberries Cooperative (NCC) currently faces with 2 dominant issues, which can be the results of the mismatch of the firm capacity, regarding the operations of Receiving Plant #1 (RP1). 1. Although a fifth Kiwanee dumper was updated last year with the hope of resolving the problem, it was unable to fix them and the overtime costs of the process are still very high. 2. There is a long waiting time for trucks and drivers in queuing to unload process fruit into the receiving plant. Seriously, when the holding bins were full, the waiting time could be up to several hours. This has upset the growers since the wages of a truck and drives are up to $100 per hour. To be better understand the problems, the purpose of this report is to analyze the roof causes of the capacity mismatch, thus is able to come up with the solutions to make NCC efficient and to maximize production and revenue. B. Process Flow Diagram C.

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