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National Cranberry Cooperative

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Questions?
Capacity of RP1
National Cranberry Cooperative
Erick Cruz, Matthew Dever, Connor Gibson, Alicia Good, Jennifer Indelicarto, Daniel Kallon, Philip George, John Lehr, Lisa Seeman, Syafuan Syafuan
and
Tara Yunkunis

by
Capacity of RP1 cont..
Process Flow
Background
• The National Cranberry Cooperative (NCC) is facing recurring operational problems that affected the productivity and relationship of NCC to growers.

• The NCC is owned by farmers and represents 99% of all cranberry sales.

• The harvest season is from September to December.


Background cont..
• There are two different types of harvest: dry and wet
Dry Harvest: is the traditional harvest, which is mainly used for fresh fruit and requires a very manual process, which includes inspection of each individual berry.

Wet Harvest: is the new harvest, which can yield up to 20% more than the dry harvest. However, due to the process, the cranberries have a shorter time in which they need to be either intended for immediate use, or frozen for long term storage.

• 58% of the 1970 crop was a wet harvest. In 1970 it is expected that the wet harvest will continue to increase to 70% .
Background cont..
• There are two major problems with RP1:
Wait times for the trucks to empty
The overtime paid for the truckers

• While it only takes about 5-10 minutes for each truck to empty, the trucks can wait up to 10 or 11 hours in line.

• To no avail, a $75K fifth dumper was purchased last winter at RP1 in an effort to improve the wait times and overtime.

• This winter, the proposed plan is to install two new dryers, $25K each, and convert the 16 dry harvest only bins into ones that can also handle wet harvest, $5K per bin or $80K.

NCC Case
The capacity of RP1 can be broken down into
Dumping
Temporary Holding
Destoning, Dechaffing
Drying
Separation
Bulking & Bagging.

Short Term conclusion - Capacity at RP1
Knowing the capacity of the different operations within RP1 and knowing that 19,000 bbls is to be processed per day with 70% of those deliveries being water harvested cranberries
a short-term conclusion could be to better manage the deliveries for the dry harvested cranberries so it is easier to utilize the temporary holding bins (17-24) to process the wet cranberries. A bottleneck will still occur due to the Drying process, but if the focus shifted to the dry harvested cranberries when the bottleneck was beginning to occur, it could reduce the effects of the bottleneck
Final Recomendation
Knowing the capacity of the different operations within RP1 and knowing that 19,000 bbls is to be processed per day with 70% of those deliveries being water harvested cranberries,
a short-term conclusion could be to better manage the deliveries for the dry harvested cranberries so it is easier to utilize the temporary holding bins (17-24) to process the wet cranberries. A bottleneck will still occur due to the Drying process, but if the focus shifted to the dry harvested cranberries when the bottleneck was beginning to occur, it could reduce the effects of the bottleneck
Final Recommendations cont..
•Focus on the bottleneck. Add at least 2 dryers ASAP.
Waiting truck savings = $10,658.30/day
Reduced working hours = 8.87 hours
•Create a truck delivery schedule for cranberries
Reduce dryer bottleneck effect by spacing out delivery of wet berries.
•Add more holding bins for storing wet cranberries
Add flexibility to reduce truck waiting time with inventory build-up.
Final Recommendations cont..
•Consider installing Light Meter System ◦Save $112,500 per year minus wages and installation.
Subtract one additional operator’s wages.
Subtract a one-time installation cost of $10,000.

•Consider installing a new separator line
Needed if production continues to increase.
Separator line utilization will be 100% with 3 more dryers.
Recomendations
Bottleneck is the Dryers
Short-Term Recommendations – Focus on Bottleneck
Long-Term Recommendations
Background
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Prepared & Presented by

Connor & Jenn.

Capacity of RP1
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Prepared & Presented by

John & Jenn.

Process Flow
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Prepared & Presented by

Erick , Lisa & Alicia.

# of hours plant must operate to complete one day's work
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Prepared & Presented by

Tara & Philip.

When are trucks working
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Prepared & Presented by

Dan & Philip.

Short & long-term conclusions / recommendation
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Prepared & Presented by

Syafu & Matt.
NCC case - Agenda
National Cranberry Cooperative case
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Erick Cruz, Matthew Dever, Connor Gibson, Alicia Good, Jennifer Indelicarto, Daniel Kallon, Philip George, John Lehr, Lisa Seeman, Syafuan Syafuan and Tara Yunkunis
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