Kuiper Leda Problem Solution Paper


Problem Solution: Kuiper Leda
Kirsten Garrett
University of Phoenix

Problem Solution: Kuiper Leda
      This paper will discuss the issues and opportunities facing Kuiper Leda and the necessary changes that have to be made to successfully meet Midland Motors needs. This includes how the company can better manage its inventory. This paper will also discuss the benefits of implementing Six Sigma and good supply chain management. I will also discuss each of the different stakeholders. This includes their interests, how those interests differ and create conflict. I will present what I see as Kuiper Leda’s problem statement and then proceed to address the end state vision and where I see the company ending up. A large part of this paper will be a presentation and discussion of different solutions and the risks they pose as well as how to mitigate those risks. My optimal solution will be presented and along with it how it needs to be implemented and finally how the success of my solution can be measured.   At the end of the paper are six tables that put the information in tablature form allowing the reader to piece the information together systematically.
Situation Analysis
Issue and Opportunity Identification
      Kuiper Leda is a company that specializes in making electric components. Recently the company received a large order from Midland Motors, a large auto manufacturer. Kuiper Leda must decide how to best proceed. One of the first decisions the company faces is whether or not to outsource one or both of the products in order to be able to meet the increased demand. The decision was made to outsource the production of Electronic Control Units (ECUs) but to keep the production of Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFIDs) in house.
      As the demand increases Kuiper Leda must decided how to best keep inventory. Holding too much inventory could greatly increase the company’s costs. “Establishing the...