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Ford Motor Company and Cruji Management Consulting (B)

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Ford Motor Company and Cruji Management Consulting (B)




Methodology and analyzing: * Descriptive statistics * Mathematical approach



Ford Motor Company is an American multinational corporation and one of the largest automobile manufacturers in the world. Based in Dearborn, Michigan, a suburb of Metro Detroit, the automaker was founded by Henry Ford and incorporated in 1903.
One of Ford facility in Canada is St. Thomas Assembly plant in Ontario. Opened in 1968 it produces the Crown Victoria Police Interceptor, Grand Marquis and Lincoln Town Car.
In early May 1998, the company was concerned that 5 tug operators, each costing $100,000 annually over three shifts, was too many. A management consultancy company; Colin Cruji was hired to study and analyze the utilization of the tug operators and see if Ford could eliminate the number of tug operators per shift which were five operators for each shift at the time, keeping in mind that the current level of garbage collection should not be affected. In this report, an analysis will be conducted to determine the percentage of capacity utilization for each tug operator, the actual time they work , and whether or not its recommended to eliminate the number of tug operators while keeping the same standard service.

After two weeks, Colin was still observing the tug operation at Fords St. Thomas assembly plant (STAP), Colin at that time had toured the plant and became familiar with its layout and operations, and had observed the tug operators at work, but he was not yet sure how to proceed, he decided to collect some data.
Colin began his data collection to determine how many gondolas there were in the plant, and their locations. After he had located all the gondolas he calculated the time it...

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