National Cranberry Cooperative Case Report

NCC is a leading organization in the fruit industry and it has failed to find the bottleneck in its Receiving Plant 1. It is faced with the challenge of long queues at RP1 leading to reduced operational efficiency.  This paper aims to determine the bottleneck of its operations, calculate overtime, and the time wasted while trucks are waiting to unload the berries. It will further provide recommendations on the best ways to improve the operations at the organization.

  1. Process Flow Diagram:
  • Determine the bottleneck of the operation(s)

Number of dumpers = 5

Average time used = 7.5 minutes

Average = 75 barrels

Therefore, the total dumping capacity,

= 75* 5 *(60) / 7.5

=3000 barrels/hour

Individual binsí capacity 1-16 = 250

So, total Individual binsí capacity 1-16 = 6*250

= 1,500 barrels

Individual binsí capacity 17-24 = 250

So, Individual binsí capacity 17-24 = 8*250

= 2,000 barrel...