Hydrite chemical company was established in 1929 in the United States and is considered one of the best and trusted company as far as the provision of chemicals is concerned. They have partnered with other companies in the United States to ensure products are available to consumers and at best prices. Chemical products are considered lethal; therefore, should be produced using the best and trusted companies, which are able to integrate proper expertise with advanced machinery. There is a complex workflow within the departmental operations which is aided by better coordination among the stakeholders in the company. Their machinery and the mode of operation range from least to the most complex ones which concurrently work to ensure effective and efficient workflow throughout the system(Xiao, et., al, 2018). Advancement of technology has also been observed since the machines being used currently are not the same ones that were being used when the company commenced operation in 1929.
The Workflow through the System
The facility works a custom area of about 15000 sq. meters which are basically used during the production process. Each of these operation units is independent cells. It also consists of a vertically designed system of crushing, blending and mixing the products together. The workflow mostly relies on human coordination if not machines. The machine part is only used to aid and to ease the production process especially in large-scale productions. The workflow ranges from subunits such as milling of the chemicals, customs processing of the chemicals, pulverizing. Micronizing process and custom grinding obtained from small batches. The workflow within these units is connected from the start to the end of the production process. There is a precise jet miller that mills about 0/5 to 44 microns of the chemical substance before passing it to the nest operation unit. The workers in this unit of operation take caution to avoid any foreign substance finding its way into the chemical product. There is also a high capacity inlet service that grinds the chemicals before they are put into the system. Mechanical milling of the chemicals is also used sometimes to reduce the size of the heavy and big chemical substances. There are also people who operate in the laboratory who basically analyze the final product to ensure that they contain what the customer need and all the safety issues are addressed. Careful considerations are also made to ensure that only effective equipment is purchased.
How the System Interacts with another Part of the System
Plant operation requires both technical and non-technical operators to make it a success. The plant technical operators must coordinate with other employees in the plant to ensure a smooth running of the system, the type of operation required for a specific product production requires that the warehouse operators work closely with that processing so that they can be given the correct material that they need for the production process (Erickson, & Fernholz, 2018). The security personnel must also work closely with the company or plant management so eradicate the occurrence of any chances of theft in the facility. The management also operates closely with the production managers of different units to ensure that the production process does not lag behind due to any reason whatsoever. The chemicals must be tested for quality analysis before being submitted into the market.
Therefore, the lab operators must work around the clock to ensure that each and every material passing through the system is safe for consumption. Lastly, the management ensures that each and every worker is paid and on time. The system is run by intelligent and highly skilled people who can see the sense of each and everything going on in the system.
How the System Interact with Outside Suppliers or Buyers
Production cannot be achieved without raw material supply; neither can it make sense without buyers who basically buys the products after they have been produced. Materials for products such as chemicals, machinery as well as labor are always sourced outside the plant. They also rely on other retailers as well as wholesalers to purchase their products after they have been produced. The flow of product out of the company is through order basis. How much the consumer can order through e-commerce dictates how much product is made over a specific period of time. Suppliers are paid depending on how much raw material they provide to the company. The mode of payment is through an online transaction which basically helps to reduce the chances of theft. Machinery and equipment are always tested before they are used in the process. Any functionless machine is returned to the supplier with an order number indicating the reason as to why it has been rejected (Collins,et., al., 2017). Also, there is a policy whereby the company does which basically ensures that any customer complaint is handled when it arises. The most important of all is how it responds to the complaints from consumers. Lastly, there is also an advertisement program that makes them have an idea or gather information about the company’s products and services.
Interesting Technology used
The technology used in the company ranges from those used for billing purposes to those which are usually used to pack the final product. The first technological process that is used in the plant is the jet milling process that helps to add value to the final product. It is a size reduction process used to mill dry powder. It utilizes the principle of a particle on the particle to produce a fine powder. The process also helps to reduce the surface of the product thereby reducing other operations down the line. It also helps to improve the bioavailability of the product and finally, it modifies the process of dissolution rates of the products. Pulverization one of the technologies used in the plant takes place at the center of the micro master chamber. The product is driven at a velocity near the toroidal system with the help of a stem or rather air pumped from the lower system (Shepperd, et. al., 2014). All this is done to improve the efficiency of product flow and size reduction. It also helps in reducing the cost of operation due to the fact that no grinding media is involved in the process of size reduction. The interior of the chamber grinding is also designed in such a manner that it will allow any oversized particles out of the system thereby enhancing the system and reducing the incident of the collision. The final product is usually considered safe as it has been produced by the best process ever.
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