The production of the cookie is based on the batch processing system. The process begins with the company receiving orders from various distributors. The number of ingredients in use are calculated and are fed into the computer system. Ingredients are sent to the mixing machine after which they are sent to the conveyor belt where they are cut into an angle saving production costs. Lastly, cookies are cooled then wrapped and labelled.
Two ways in which the company increased productivity was by cutting the cookies into a diagonal shape and the use of longer ovens. Increasing the lengths of the ovens by 25 feet increased productivity. Productivity was able to be saved as a result of saving on fuel expenses.
Form my own perspective, the company made the right decision by not automating the packing of cookies. Despite the fact that automated will save costs, doing the work manually will ensure that there is quality in the cookies before they are packed. The company has the obligation to ensure that the employees have all the necessary skills and equipment to ensure that the cookies are packed in the required manner. If the company was located in a large city, the situation will change. To be able to produce more in less time, automation would have been necessary. The same applies to if the company would have been a large one. Automation would be convenient for the situation. Automation would have saved the company time and financial resources.
In the storage of some inventories, keeping them in small quantities is necessary. Since some of the inventories used in the production process are perishable, keeping them in small quantities is necessary to ensure that the company does not incur losses in the future. Another factor relating to this is the time factor. The time taken between placing orders and delivery is crucial. Sometimes the time taken is too long which would cause the inventories to become obsolete.
In judging the qualities of cookies in a supermarket, customers look at a number of factors. First is the packing design. The design should be in a way that it is attractive to any potential buyer. Apart from the parking design, another factor includes the price. The cookie should be priced in a way that it is financially friendly and affordable to any potential buyer.
The company’s decision to not use preservatives has some advantages as well as disadvantages. Among the advantages include health-related issues. Some of the preservatives used are harmful to human consumption and can lead to serious health complications for anyone who uses the product. In other cases, some preservatives affect the taste of the cookies. The taste is affected in that it will not taste as compared to a situation where no preservatives are used. In contrast to that, not using preservatives will restrict the time required to sell the product. In situations where preservatives are not used, cookies should be sold as fast as possible after production. This is to prevent them from becoming perishable as the cookies are in storage waiting to be sold. Preservatives will also help in situations where distribution is done in locations which are far. Such locations require the cookies to be fresh as they arrive and preservatives assist in doing this.
The company’s strategy focuses on quality at the same time focuses on cost saving initiatives. As much as there are policies and procedures in place meant for saving the production cost for the cookies, quality is another important factor. By making use of this strategy, the company will ensure that there is a win-win situation between the company and the customers. The customers gain from high-quality products at the same time the company saves money from production.