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Running head: PROBLEM SOLUTION: RIORDAN MANUFACTURING

Problem Solution: Riordan Manufacturing
Khwaja Shaik
University of Phoenix

Problem Solution: Riordan Manufacturing Riordan Manufacturing is a global plastics producer employing 550 people with projected annual earnings of $46 million. The company is wholly owned by Riordan Industries, a Fortune 1000 enterprise with revenues in excess of $1 billion. Production is divided among three plants: plastic beverage containers in Albany, Georgia; custom plastic parts in Pontiac, Michigan; and plastic fan parts in Hangzhou, China. Research and Development is conducted at corporate headquarters in San Jose, California. Riordan's major customers are automotive parts manufacturers, aircraft manufacturers, the Department of Defense, beverage makers and bottlers, and appliance manufacturers. This research paper will discuss the issues being faced by Riordan Manufacturing and provides solution based on various motivation, rewards and performance concepts

Situation Analysis
Issue and Opportunity Identification – Total reward system The current reward system is barely based on performance, instead recognizing cost-of-living increases, seniority and position. Faced with declining morale and work ethic, Riordan managers have been pressuring the CEO to "do something" about the rewards system. Riordan’s employees comprise three major demographic groups. Baby boomers make up the bulk of the managerial and about half of the manufacturing staff; GenXers make up the majority of the professional staff, as well as some of the manufacturing staff; and the GenY contingent are the newest hires, found primarily in manufacturing, engineering and IT. These three groups have radically different perspectives on rewards and motivation, valuing everything from interesting work to bigger paychecks.
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