Homestyle Cookies

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Home-Style Cookies
Joelle Yeager
Bus 644 Operations Management
Professor Vanessa Washington
April 30, 2012

Abstract
The Baking Company produces over fifty types of soft cookies by implementing a batch processing system. This system utilizes computers to ensure that ingredients are not wasted and production is efficient. The company increased its productivity by cutting non filled cookies diagonally and increasing the size of both of their ovens. The company’s use of manual labor and refusal to implement automated packing process shows a commitment to the small town in which the company is based out of. The Baking Company does not use preservatives in their product which allows a competitive advantage in the industry while causing the company issues in the production stages of their product. This company’s strategy is to create a high quality product that can compete with larger companies. The Baking Company produces over fifty types of soft cookies which include both filled cookies and non-filled cookies. In order to produce these cookies, the company follows a strict production process called the batch processing system. Once orders are received from distributors a list of the cookies that must be produced each day is constructed and delivered to the mixing department. The mixing department must then enter the ingredients into a computer in order for the computer to determine the quantity of ingredients needed for the amount of cookies ordered. The computer than sends this information to where the ingredients are stored so that the ingredients can be sent to giant mixers. Once the ingredients have been properly mixed the batter is cut into cookie shapes and transported to one of the two continuous band ovens the company owns. If the cookies are unfilled, they are then sent to cooling racks for a period of time. After the cookies are cooled, workers on a…...

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