Wilkinson Steel - Business Consulting Project
|Project Client:||Wilkinson Steel
|Project Description:||Process Flow Improvement
|Students:||Brian Lee and Natalia Rusanova
|BCIT Program:||Business Operations Management
After thorough examination at Wilkinson Steel, it is evident that there is a bottleneck taken place mostly in bay 5 and 6, which can be explained by insufficient utilization of floor space.
In order to counter act this situation a number of recommendations have been made so the bottleneck can be reduced. They include a standard marking system, band mill and empty racking removal, graveyard truck loading changes, OS/D relocation, monthly meetings, and finally reorganization of bays 3-6.
With the implementation of these improvements Wilkinson Steel and Metals should expect a cost savings of upwards of $50,000 annually. Additionally it is going to make the employees’ jobs much easier because they are not going to have to go digging for materials.