Essay on Riordan Manufacturing Business Systems

3311 Words Jul 26th, 2011 14 Pages
Riordan Manufacturing Business Systems
Adam Estes
Dhara Trivedi
Joy Jeffries
Shawn Parent
Sonya De La Paz
July 11, 2011

Introduction Riordan Manufacturing, Inc. is a company that specializes in plastic injection modeling. Their products range from plastic bottles all the way to plastic medical supplies, like heart valves and stents. They are completely owned by Riordan Industries. They began as an R&D (research and development) company called Riordan Plastics, Inc. in 1991, but developed into a manufacturing company when the founder, Dr. Riordan, purchased a fan manufacturing plant located in Missouri in 1992. The name was then changed to Riordan Manufacturing, Inc. After producing quality fans for a year, he expanded the
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The sales and marketing department is a little more put together than the finance and accounting department, but only just so. They have issues pertaining to data entry for other employees to access. There are too many ways that this department is keeping an eye on sales and recording information. They are not centralized around one data entry system. The human resources department is well organized. The list of workers is alphabetical by last name and all the information pertaining to that worker is listed next to their names. They keep previous communications that they had within the company. All employee files are listed and are on their own tab, not to be confused with any other documents concerning the employees. Even the demographics are included on the human resources page of their intranet. Everyone has access to all necessary human resource information at their finger tips without the wait time that is required when requesting information from that particular department. All in all, the company is in need of a system information update. This proposal is going to outline the existing information systems and procedures, as well as outline a new system that would create an effective management environment.
Existing Technology
Operations in General Riordan Manufacturing has a production and supply chain being done manually. The process, from receiving to the final product, is done manually on paper. This could have negative

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