The problem at hand is that the lease of the Beetex factory is an unnecessary expense for the company in terms of rent, water and electricity. The capacity of the space rented is not fully utilized, whilst capacity in the other two factories is not effectively utilized. The aim of this project is to investigate the feasibility of integrating the operations currently residing in the leased factory into the two factories owned by the company. This will serve as a basis for decision making on whether to consolidate and reorganize current operations.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2011.