The Case of the Missing Lot
Read Case Study 6.1 beginning on page 149 at the end of Chapter 6. Post your well-developed response(s) to the discussion forum.
Support your opinions by referencing sources such as the textbook or other internet research. Be sure to cite your sources using APA format.
1. What are the major material control issues here?
2. Recommend changes to the procedure for dealing with defective lots of material.
3. How do you suggest that the materials manager deal with the issue of the supplier expecting to receive a defective lot and being told that it was used anyway? What message does that send to the supplier?
I think that the materials manager should state that the product was used anyway to keep with the production schedule, as the material showed only minor defects which were eradicated from their product line upon use. Therefore, they