This report is an account of the work done thus far on the analysis and reengineering endeavour at Vacuform.
The literature review details information about other management systems that can be used to solve the problem statement. It also gives the reason why BPR is the best choice for the current situation. The other management systems that are investigated in order to increase the competitive edge of Vacuform are: Downsizing, Material Requirements Planning (MRP), Management Information Systems (MIS), and Continuous Development.
The detailed and comprehensive analysis of the current processes at Vacuform, gives a clear picture of where the problems in the company lie. It also helped decide the processes that would be earmarked for redesign and highlighted areas that could benefit from small improvements. The identified processes are, the manufacturing process and its supporting processes; quality, communication and training.
The identified processes are further analysed and solutions to the problems being experienced were documented in this report
By implementing this project, Vacuform will not only benefit from the increased competitive edge for the business. They will also benefit because their processes will be functioning at the closest level to their highest capacity. The customers will also benefit because their products will be of a better quality and delivery thereof will be accurate. The workers will also benefit as they will start benefiting from the technology and with proper training they will understand how the processes put in place help them.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2012.