This website uses cookies to ensure you have the best experience. Learn more

Mrp At Wheeled Coach Essay

1830 words - 8 pages

Wheeled Coach is the world’s largest ambulance manufacturer. With multiple different products and around 3000 different raw materials there is huge potential for operating failures. In 1994 Wheeled Coach implemented a new MRP system called MAPICS. They hoped that by doing this that they would gain better control of their excess inventory that was becoming overwhelming.
Wheeled Coach is extremely successful in its industry, because of two main reasons. Firstly, the quality of the product that they produce is above any beyond any of their competitors. Secondly, Wheeled Coach is well known for its timely delivery. The combination of quality and timeliness has resulted in exceptional customer ...view middle of the document...

The operational strategy of wheeled coach is a dependant demand strategy. This is because they cannot make a product without all of the required parts and materials. For instance, it is useless to have the wheels delivered on time, if the structure of the ambulance is not completed yet. Due to this dependant demand structure, managers need to understand their master production schedule and they need to be aware of their bill of materials. On top of this they need to know at all times what inventory they have in stock, which inventory pieces have been ordered and are on their way, and also the lead times associated with each material. The new MRP system implemented at Wheeled Coach will help them to do all of these things. The new system will keep accurate inventory records, as well as track purchase orders and compare orders to the bill of materials.
There are multiple reasons why accurate inventory is important at Wheeled Coach. Firstly, accurate inventory is important because knowing exactly quantities of raw materials and parts on hand is vital to determine whether you are able to take a customer order. If inventory is not accurate, it may appear that you have all of the part required to make the product the customer desires, but when you go to collect the pieces they may not be in the warehouse. When this happens customers will be disappointed with your customer service. In the case of Wheeled Coach, if they did not have enough aluminum to complete the order for example, this would be a catastrophe. The lead time for the specialized aluminum that Wheeled Coach uses is six to nine months. This would mean that they would be unable to provide the customer with the product until six months from their order date, or may have to cancel the order entirely. Wheeled Coach uses many raw materials with lead time higher than the 17 days they say that it will take for them to get the product ready for shipping. Inaccurate inventory can lead to major issues when this is the case as they cannot rush their material orders enough to complete the order in 17 days, and so there is a high chance that orders will be delivered late.
As well as needing accurate inventory to build the products your customers need, it is important for inventory to be accurate for accounting purposes. If inventory is over 95% accurate Wheeled Coach will not be subjected to a physical count inventory. Physical inventories are costly and inefficient, and because of this companies would prefer it if they did not have to do one. If Wheeled Coach had to do a physical count they would have to stop production in order to get an accurate inventory level. This is not ideal in a manufacturing plant. One day of stopped production could be the difference between getting orders completed on time, and even getting orders in the first place.
Accurate inventory is also important because it prevents money being tied up in inventory. Businesses are able to use cash for multiple different things...

Find Another Essay On MRP at Wheeled Coach

Calamity Essay

11452 words - 46 pages process of the old man beckoning to me with his forefinger over the gate of his house as I happened to be driving past. I got down, of course. ���� "'I've got something here,' he mumbled, leading the way to an outhouse at a little distance from his other farm-buildings. ���� "It was there that I saw him first, in a long low room taken upon the space of that sort of coach-house. It was bare and whitewashed, with a small square

When the Bubble Burst Essay

1539 words - 6 pages as many loans as possible thus collecting more fees. Michael Boskin Professor of Economics at Stanford University suggests banks have become increasingly complex network for generating a profit and have become heavily leveraged in a wide variety of investments. The traditional model of people depositing money into a bank and then lending that money at a higher rate to generate a profit has changed. (Boskin 44) Mortgage-backed securities were

phase diagram

4456 words - 18 pages . When the free energy of all states are equal to each other, the system is at equilibrium. The Heat that is relased or absorbed during a state change absorbed is known as latent heat. For a binary mixture such as durene and naphthalene, the Clausius-Clapeyron equation (cf. Appendix) relates the latent heat of fusion or solidification to the rate of change of melting point with pressure. Also when a mixture is cooled its latent heat changes. Since

Revolutionary Work of Art

1890 words - 8 pages reproduced as a form of art, we the masses still participate in this rituality because it is an escape route for us to have an elaborate imagination that stems from reality, and at the same time, film can record reality. That is the elevated ‘aura’ and authenticity that technological reproducibility has created. Let us briefly look at the work of Christopher Nolan’s movie “Inception”. When I saw the movie, what amazed me was the cinematography and

Enlightenment Thought in New Zealand Schools

1594 words - 6 pages In this essay I will be looking at how the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment have shaped New Zealand Education. I will also be discussing the perennial tension of local control versus central control of education, and how this has been affected by the political and intellectual ideas of the enlightenment. The enlightenment was an intellectual movement, which beginnings of were marked by the Glorious Revolution in Britain

Psychological Egoism Theory

2240 words - 9 pages undertake. Hugh (1898) observed that altruism actions are a disguised form of self seeking pleasure nature of human beings. This paper will explore the points that support the theory this theory with expounded explanation that approve the plausibility of psychological egoism theory. It will also look at the old ideas and compare them with the modern ones. This essay will further discuss the psychological egoism theory is descriptive that carries

How Celtic Folkore has Influenced My Family

1587 words - 6 pages of Finn McCoul is a mythological tale that illustrated important morals to me as a child. As we were growing up, my siblings and I would listen to this Irish folktale and many others like it. The fact that the “Story of Ireland’s” version and my dad’s version is different is interesting because it highlights the fact that folktales can develop new meanings and change at any time. Whoever eats the Salmon of Knowledge becomes the wisest person in

Julia Margaret Cameron

1406 words - 6 pages At a time when women were looked upon as being homemakers, wives, mothers and such the late 1850's presented a change in pace for one woman in specific. Photography was discovered in 1826 and soon after the phenomenon of photography was being experimented with and in turn brought new and different ways of photo taking not only as documenting real time, but also conceptualizing a scene in which an image would be taken. Julia Margaret Cameron will

Evaluation of School Improvement

1403 words - 6 pages ensures that teachers understand standards, practices, and procedures of the curriculum. Mandatory professional development are offered during staff meeting and weekly with coaches during planning for general education and special education teachers. One math coach and one English Language instructional coach delivered the professional development instructions. Occasionally, the principal or administrators from the county provide instructions

Case Study: The Benefits of Animal Testing

1757 words - 7 pages testing has given doctors some of their most successful accomplishments. Also, they help researchers discover how to improve long known theories about the human mind and body. Over 40 Nobel Prizes have been given to researchers “whose achievements depended, at least in part, on using laboratory animals” (Trull 64). These animal experiments have helped humans live a better life. Animal testing benefits doctors, researchers, corporations, and

Myth and Magic: Realism in "One Hundred Years of Solitude"

1531 words - 6 pages example of myth is when Aureliano Segundo’s livestock began to produce at a very rapid rate due to his affair with Petra Cortes. “His mares would bear triplets, his hens laid twice a day, and his hogs fattened with such speed…(Marquez, 189). How ironic that the act of sexual intercourse would cause his animals to reproduce at an unbelievable rate. If this could happen in the real world it would be magnificent. According to dictionary.com, magic

Similar Essays

The Transport Revolution Essay

1185 words - 5 pages horses for the carriage of goods. Great advances were made in stage- coach travel. Coaches in the mid eighteen century were heavily built and without proper springs, which made them slow, uncomfortable and very expensive. But by the turn of the nineteenth century, they had improved to such an extant that it was faster to send mail by coach than by postboy or horseback. These advances were taken by private coach companies

Natural Childbirth Is Superior To Drug Induced Childbirth

1242 words - 5 pages stimulate the pituitary gland to secrete more oxytocin. This increases the tempo of labor. Later, surges of oxytocin create the urge to bear down. Goer, Henci. "Epidurals Myth Vs Reality." Childbirth Instructor Magazine Winter 1995: 17-22 We made a great sight at the hospital walking the corridors. Every time I had a contraction, I would stop and squat and breathe and relax through it. My husband and coach would whisper words of encouragement

Cars Essay

1913 words - 8 pages internal-combustion engine in 1876 and in 1885 Daimler had installed a small four-stroke engine in a cycle frame. He drove his first four-wheeled petrol-driven vehicle round Cannstatt in 1886. In neighboring Mannheim, Benz had tested his three-wheeled car. Daimler licensed the French firm of Panhard and Levassor to build his engine. Levassor placed it at the front of his crude car and it drove the rear road-wheels through a clutch and a gearbox

Work Based Learning Essay

3449 words - 14 pages advantage. According to Eraut et al (1998), the expression ‘workplace learning’, is a mainly out of sight element of lifelong education and one which has not been accorded the distinction it deserves in strategy/policy credentials. Referring to their argument that the ‘formal learning’ at workplace (the main focus of UK) provides only a small part of what is learned at work. Most of the learning that takes place is not intended and is non-formal