L.E.S. Inc Essay

855 Words Oct 6th, 2010 4 Pages
L. E. S., Inc.

I. Problem What will the company do to meet its objectives regarding increasing the volume of production and its quality at a much lower cost?

II. Areas of Concern
1. L. E. S. Inc.
a. A large U.S. company engaged in the manufacture and sales of a wide range of electrical products;
b. The manufacturing operations are organized on a divisional basis: power and transmission, electrical components, and small appliances; and,
c. There are 13 supervisors, 4 of which have more than 2 years in service and 2 of these have supervisory training.
2. Martin Collins
a. The Manufacturing Manager for six years;
b. An MBA, 44 years of age and responsible for Worcester Plant; and,
c. Reports to the divisional vice president in
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Her tasks are self-generated and important in maintaining the competitiveness of L. E. S.
6. Rich Sweeney
a. Promoted as Materials Managers thru experience;
b. He is 39 years old and spent six years in this job;
c. He plans production and insures the required amount of materials are in stock to manufacture customer orders; and,
d. Responsible for implementing the manufacturing requirements planning to optimize and control material inventories.
7. Bob Lemire
a. The Design Manager with the degree in Mechanical Engineering;
b. A 30-year old man who had worked for L. E. S. (Worcester) for one year;
c. Responsible for the design of new equipment and the modification of existing equipment; and,
d. The department he handles works closely with the maintenance department.
8. Team Objective
a. Cost reduction to survive;
b. Increase productivity through the introduction of more efficient manufacturing activity which includes new equipment and processes, modification of existing equipment and more effective use of these equipments to improve output, quality and reduce wastage; and,
c. Carry activities on a team basis

III. Alternatives and Evaluation

1. To train supervisors.

Advantage:
a. The training will make the supervisors more efficient in their work;

Disadvantages:
a. This is time consuming and will hamper the company’s operations;
b. This will be harder for them to meet targets; and,

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