Using Cornerstone Building Brands investor infomation
for the Metal Building Systems division
write a paper covering the items below as if you are an operations manager.
1. Company Overview and Environment
What is the ownership structure?
What are its competitive advantages?
2. Describe the industry.
Who are its primary competitors?
How does the competitive environment affect its operations?
Discuss the product’s location in the product life cycle.
3. Process Description
What process strategy do they use to create this good/service?
What are the inputs to this process?
What transformational activities do they perform to add value?
What are the outputs?
Describe the organization’s approach to Quality for the good/service.
5. Supply Chain
Describe the organization’s supply chain.
Who are its most important suppliers?
Who are its customers?
Do they outsource?
Do they use a many-suppliers strategy or a few-suppliers strategy?
Describe the organization’s inventory: raw material, WIP, MRO, finished goods.
Where in the process do they hold inventory?
What are the pros and cons of holding inventory for this organization?
How do they decide when to order and how much to order? Does the organization use any just-in-time or lean practices?
Describe how the organization can improve Quality, Supply Chain, and Inventory.
Be specific in your recommendations.