Create an MS PowerPoint Presentation in which you evaluate the current state of the process you selected in Week Two and summarize the proposed future state. Required Elements:

Evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of the process selected in Week Two using the data collected.

Determine areas for improvement

Design an improved process flow chart using an appropriate tool.

Summarize two items from this improved process. 

Include an explanation of how these items could be used in your personal or professional life to improve a process.


Review the Riordan Manufacturing Virtual Organization.

Write a paper of no more than 1,400-words that includes the following:

Determine Riordan’s manufacturing strategy (chase, level, or combination) and explain its benefits.

Create a process flow diagram for the electric fan supply chain.

Select two metrics to evaluate performance of the electric fan supply chain.

Describe the supplier relationship and the effects on the supply chain. As part of this consider the following:

Type of relationship

Supplier location, size of company, and financial stability.

Metrics used to measure supplier performance (on-time delivery, defects, etc).

Supplier improvement strategies

Describe how lean production principles may be used to maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of the electric fan supply chain process.

Select a business forecasting technique (qualitative or quantitative) for the electric fans and describe the forecasting process to be used at Riordan.

Create a sales forecast for electric fans using selected techniques.

Develop Aggregate Production Plan, Master Schedule, and

Materials Requirement Plans for electric fans based off the sales forecast. Be sure to include the following:

Determine inventory requirements of the electric fans component parts and finished goods

Select appropriate inventory system (fixed order quantity, two bin method, etc.) to meet inventory requirements.