Blowplast Kenya Limited: Work, Information Flow Analysis And Design
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The organisation had at the beginning of the year 2006 embarked on an aggressive growth strategy in an environment of rising competition in a relatively more vibrant packaging industry. It was therefore paramount that the organisations acquire competitive strategy for better customer service to achieve its corporate vision through the following: cost leadership; innovation; diversification; Total quality management; departmental integration to eliminate sub-optimization; and value adding chain. It was against this backdrop that organisation contracted the researcher from Management University of Africa and International Supply Chain Solutions to study and recommend winning strategies aligned to its overall corporate growth strategy. The following methods were used in executing the strategic supply chain programme. Discussion with organization’s management staff; training meetings; study of corporate documents and information; analysis of the organization’s supply chain; interviews and walk-through. Work and information flows and productivity of processes were analyzed in terms of: Number of process steps; process cycle time; process documents; and process disconnects. These parameters were used to compare the AS IS and the TO BE processes. These results formed the basis for re-engineering the company the company processes hence achieve competitive advantage.