Smitheford Pharmaceuticals: Planning, Service and Manufacturing

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Deliverable Length:

500 words, APA formatted (with minimum of 3 references)

Assignment Objectives:

Clearly state the importance of managing systems and processes in order to achieve effective and efficient production and operations.

Explain the concepts of forecasting, system design, capacity planning, quality management and control, supply chain management, inventory management and scheduling, and project management and how they each relate to form an integrated view of production and operations.


Assignment Details:

After performing the cost benefit analysis on technology options, the leadership of Smitheford Pharmaceuticals has asked you to determine what other factors should influence their decision. Identify these other factors and provide your insight as to their importance. Do world-class organizations always select the higher technology option; why or why not?


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Smitheford Pharmaceuticals Smitheford Pharmaceuticals was founded by a former officer in the Civil War, General Robert Smitheford, in 1878. He moved his family to Colorado Springs to aid in his wife’s tuberculosis condition. At the time, it was believed that the sunshine and high altitude had curative effects. The company quickly grew and expanded. To improve the economies of several growing towns in Colorado, General Smitheford built additional manufacturing facilities in Pueblo, Grand Junction, Fort Collins, and Durango, Colorado. Smitheford was an excellent leader, as demonstrated by his rapid rise in the Union Army. He used management incentives and was an early follower of Frederick Taylor on methods improvement and employee satisfaction. The company has since adopted total quality management (TQM) philosophies but has done a poor job of implementing these principles in manufacturing. By the 1950s, Smitheford Pharmaceuticals grew to become the 6th-largest pharmaceutical firm in the United States. Expansion in manufacturing occurred in the 1970s and 1980s with operations in Canada, Puerto Rico, France, Japan, Mexico, and Brazil. Many challenges are facing the industry today. NAFTA impacted some advantages that Canadian manufacturing might have had. Stricter FDA guidelines have made transportation of partially manufactured products more complicated; drug interactions, especially for the elderly, can seriously affect whether or not to release a new product, and manufacturing equipment has become more sophisticated, and with the advanced technology comes increase fixed costs. You are a midlevel manager of production operations at Smitheford. You will need to look at several methods to improve efficiency and effectiveness for its area of responsibility. You will use quantitative and qualitative methods to make recommendations for the improvements.

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SirHarrytheGreat
School: UIUC

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Running head: PLANNING, SERVICE AND MANUFACTURING

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Cost-benefit analysis is a simple quantitative approach for making decisions on whether to adopt
a technology, but there are other factors to consider before making the final decision. The first
factor to consider is the impact a technology will have on the quality of a product. It is important
to understand that there are technologies that increase the quality of a product whereas others
they may deteriorate the quality of a product. The second factor to consider is the customer.
According to Drexl and Kimms (2013), it is always important to consider if the...

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