Problem Solution: Kuiper Leda


Problem Solution: Kuiper Leda
University of Phoenix

Problem Solution: Kuiper Leda
Inventory management involves planning and controlling inventory from the raw material stage to the final delivery. Businesses rely on input from suppliers, which are required to manufacture their products. Managing a business’ productions schedule efficiently in order to keep their commitments to their customers is vital. At a minimum, businesses need an adequate supply, but they also need to be able to handle an excess or shortage of inventory. This is where capacity planning and management also comes into play. Kuiper Leda Inc. (KL) is a company that is facing the decisions and challenges that inventory management, planning, forecasting and organizing can create. Sourcing components, developing inventory and distribution plans, and rationalizing the supplier base are all aspects of inventory management KL is facing. Through further analysis of the company’s issues, opportunities, alternatives and end-state vision Kuiper Leda will be better equipped and prepared to move towards a more fluid inventory management process.
Situation Analysis
Issue and Opportunity Identification
Kuiper Leda Inc. (KL) is located in The Republic of Novamia and is an electronic component manufacturer, which specializes in the production of Electronic Control Units (ECUs), and sensors for the automobile industry. The assembly plant assembles ECUs and a production line is dedicated to microchips. KL’s clients include automobile manufacturers and Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) for the automotive industry. KL has been in operations for the past 10 years and began with an investment of $100 million and the revenue currently has reached $400 million this year. The company has recently entered into another product line, Radio Frequency Identification Devices (RFID) which also has led the company to install a new...