Riordan Manufacturing Essay

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Riordan Manufacturing
Riordan Manufacturing produces plastic consumer goods and is a thriving company that is facing some technological issues. In order to maintain better manageability, some technological reform and restructure of their processes are needed for better production and communication. This restructure will include the introduction of new technology as well and utilization of existing technology. Technology is an important key in businesses today in keeping competitive with the market. Tools are available to maintain efficiency between branches, and some examples of some changes and improvements will be exemplified further. In taking consideration and acting on some of the purposed changes, Riordan Manufacturing will be
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