Process of Supply Chain Management And Operation

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Running head: MANAGING STRATEGIC RESOURCES AND OPERATIONManaging Strategic Resources and OperationStudent’s name:Name of the university:Author’s name:
1MANAGING STRATEGIC RESOURCES AND OPERATIONTable of contentsIntroduction......................................................................................................................................3Overview of Macarthur Wind Firm.................................................................................................3The day-today-operation of Macarthur Wind Firm.........................................................................4Linkages between Macarthur Wind Firm operations......................................................................5Sustainability within Macarthur Wind Firm precinct......................................................................7Conclusion.......................................................................................................................................8Reference List..................................................................................................................................9
2MANAGING STRATEGIC RESOURCES AND OPERATIONIntroduction Supply chain management is the process that shows the flow of products, involves eachmovement and it manages storage of raw materials. It is related to the process of inventory and itcompiles from moment of origins to point of consumption. In addition, making use of operationmanagement resource, costing is not important as this is related to supporting operations. Thisprocess tells about managing human resources, equipment, building, materials and followingsupply chain management. This study is based on Macarthur Wind Firm and its integrationprocess into state electricity grid. In the first part of the study, it shows the operation of thecompany on 24 hours basis. In addition, in the latter part, integration between logistics, operationand outbound logistics will be discussed based on Macarthur Wind Firm.Overview of Macarthur Wind FirmMacarthur Wind Firm is situated in Victoria near Hamilton. This firm is 260 km awayfrom Melbourne. This firm has the capacity of making wind energy of 420 megawatts. Although,this is based on the capacity of wind speed and this estimation is based on average energyproduction. This firm can produce 1250 GWh in a year and capacity factor of operating is around34% (Agl.com.au, 2017). This firm has an experience of 180 years and has almost 3.6 millioncustomers in all over the Australia. The mission statement of Macarthur Wind Firm is to developcarbon constrained energy in future with building customer support system. This firm has 140Vestas wind turbines that were manufactured in the country Denmark. This particular wind firmstarted its operation in the year 2015 and it cost approximately AUD 1 billion.
3MANAGING STRATEGIC RESOURCES AND OPERATIONThe day-today-operation of Macarthur Wind FirmA business operation that is done in day-to-day basis is related to the employees'engagement to achieve profitability of a business. The main objective of a business is to grabsufficient income through its activities. Within an organisation, there are various businessoperations that need to do to run an organisation, staff function, line functions and value chain.In supply chain management, the organisation needs to focus on inbound logistics, process andoutbound logistics (Peppard & Ward, 2016). Industry’s value chain is related to the rawmaterials, intermediate goods, manufacturing process, marketing and sales and after sales. Thisday to process is vertically integrated. Inbound Logistics: Inbound logistics is related to the arrangement of inbound movement of variousequipment, materials and inventory from suppliers (Mwasilu et al. 2014). This is related to theassembling of plants, warehouse and various manufacturing products. This process is related tothe value creating work of making wind power through wind mill. Materials that are needed inthis process for Macarthur Wind Firm are steel, cast iron, aluminium, copper, carbon fibre, brassand fibre glass etc. This inbound logistics process is related to the project development,geotechnical services, transportation of materials and equipment, construction and operations andmanagement.Operations:Macarthur Wind Firm uses turbines to generate power and it requires a minimum windspeed of 16 km/h. this organisation has installed wind mill system with transmission capacity.Moreover, wind turbines look like an aircraft and it has propeller blades and that can generate

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