University of Phoenix Operations Management Kudler Fine Foods Kudler Fine Foods, a gourmet food shop, was founded by Kathy Kudler in 1998.
If it takes this step, operational changes will be necessary and properly preparing ahead of time will save Kudler
from losing money or increasing prices.
Additionally, the supply chain stands to face some challenges; Kudler
must choose growers that have a track record that can be analyzed for stability and should have more than one grower providing produce.
If a grower is inconsistent or does not have contingency plans, Kudler stands to be in short supply.
Some additional business issues to consider and implement are quality control tools and performance standards to ensure the effectiveness of its operations.
has to identify and review the business to incorporate properly the local growers' organic produce.
If done well, the domestic organic addition will benefit the organization and enhance the unique offerings already being made.
Business Processes Potentially Affected
"A process is any part of an organization that takes inputs and transforms them into outputs that, it is hoped, are of greater value to the organization than the original inputs" (Chase, Jacobs & Aquilano, 2006, p. 154).
The business process for Kudler
is a series of activities, many of which are occurring simultaneously.
has many types of products available and more can be requested.
From a financial standpoint, Kudler
must keep in mind the associated costs that arise from using organic foods that are customarily more expensive.
If the particular item for which this organic food is used requires a multi-stage preparation such as a hummus spread, Kudler
must adapt their system to gauge proper quantities needed at any given time over preparation will result in monetary loss in that organic food has a shorter shelf-life because of the absence of preservatives.