Starbucks Essay

2850 WordsNov 18, 201412 Pages
Starbucks Plant Design Esmeralda Ayala Ari Eryorulmaz Billy Jung Preethi Kasireddy Table of Contents Subject Page(s) Abstract………………………………………………………………………………………..2 Introduction……………………………………………………………………………………3 Activity Flow………………………………………………………………………………….3 Processes and Equipment…………………………………………………………………….4 - 5 Material Handling System Equipment………………………………………………………5 - 6 Layout Design………………………………………………………………………………..6 - 7 Personnel…………………………………………………………………………………..…7 - 8 Costs…………………………………………………………………………………….……8 - 9 Appendix……………………………………………………………………………………10 – 17 Works Cited………………………………………………………………………….………..18 1 Abstract Starbucks, founded in 1971, is the world’s #1 specialty coffee retailer with more than 18,850 coffee shops in 40 countries. It operates approximately 8,800 of its shops, while licenses and franchises operate the remaining stores. This report focuses on planning and designing the plant in Kent, Washington based on the processes required to turn raw green coffee beans into the roasted blended coffee beans they Starbucks brews and sells in their stores. In particular, the report will analyze the process flow, material handling, personnel, and the costs involved in the facility. The activities performed in the facility include receiving, raw material storage, sifting, roasting, blending, packaging, palletizing, finished goods storage, and delivery/shipping. The plant is open twenty-four hours a day and seven days a week and produces about 1.5 million pounds of coffee beans per week. Our goal is design the most efficient, economical, and profitable facility layout that meets all the processing and personnel requirements. 2 I. Introduction In project 1, we analyzed the distribution network for Starbucks Coffee Company, the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world. In this project, we designed a Starbucks

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