Kuiper Leda

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Running Head: KUIPER LEDA GENERIC BENCHMARKING

Kuiper Leda Generic Benchmarking
University of Phoenix
December 01, 2008

Abstract
Kuiper Ledia, Inc. is an electronic components manufacturer, specializing in the "production of Electronic Control Units (ECU's) and sensors for the automotive industry" (UOP, 2007). After finding success with this niche during the past 10 years, the company has recently entered into the Radio Frequency Identification Device (RFID) market and has been in production for six months. This new capability has caused notice from Midland Motors and they placed an urgent, substantial order for ECU's and RFID's; an amount that exceeds Kuiper's current daily production capacity. To complete this order to Midland's specifications and time frame, Kuiper needs to determine the best way to undertake this order while meeting the production needs of orders already in the pipeline as their current capacity is insufficient to meet the additional demands. To further complicate the situation, Kuiper's production planning, inventory tracking, and supply chain management systems are inadequate to meet the demands of increased production. Benchmarking strategies are excellent resources to appraise the decision that Kuiper Leda can make when having alternative solutions based on benchmarking companies such as Dell, Eastman Kodak, ETC name all companies.

Eastman Kodak
Issue
Kodak is the world’s foremost imaging innovator. George Eastman put the first simple camera into the hands of a world of consumers in 1888. In so doing, he made a cumbersome and complicated process easy to use and accessible to nearly everyone. Since that time, the Eastman Kodak Company has led the way with an abundance of new products and processes to make photography simpler, more useful and more enjoyable. With sales of $13.3 billion in 2006, the company is…...

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