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Based on the information presented in the
scenario/case study discuss Albatross Anchor’s competitiveness in relation to:
(a) Cost (i.e., consider cost of production, economies
of scale in material purchasing, cost of raw materials, and finished goods
sitting idle in the warehouse).
(b) Speed of manufacturing process from order to
(c) Flexibility in filling order(s)
(e) Capacity and facilities. The current floor plan is
inefficient. Please tell what about the current floor plan makes it inefficient
and give recommendations for improvement. What type of factory would be best
for mixed model manufacturing?
(f) Service to customers (what types of services would
an anchor company provide to marine wholesalers?)
Be sure to address all items in the list
(above) and provide support for your conclusions.
There are many ways that mushroom/bell anchors may be
manufactured. Albatross Anchor is considering two new manufacturing processes
(Process A and Process B) to reduce costs. From the available information below
determine which process has the lowest breakeven point (this validates the
process is more cost effective) and report your analysis and supporting