Hershey is the largestchocolate candy manufacturer in the United States. Through short video, we canunderstand that cocoa beans are the basic ingredients and main raw materialsfor making chocolate. The first step in making chocolate is to get the cocoabeans.
At the same time, the most important thing is full fat milk, full fatmilk is also a very important factor. So Hershey built cow pastures and shippedmilk from hundreds of farms to factories to make chocolate and candy every day.Hershey uses a continuous assembly process to make his own product. Theassembly process of their components such as chocolate and almonds together, asshown in the video, used in making chocolate.
Many different ingredients aremade together to make a piece of chocolate. The reason for the use ofcontinuous process is that different machines are used to make differentproducts. Some machines are designed for the manufacture of specific products,and they do not exchange parts. Although chocolate may come from a blender orfrom the same supply, the machines used to make each product are different. Theproduction of chocolate is a continuous process, because it is a long processfrom beginning to end.Our textbook listsseveral factors for choosing a manufacturing site. These factors include laborcost, resources (including labor force), transportation, proximity tosuppliers, proximity to customers, crime rate, quality of life of employees,cost of living and training or re training of local labor demand.
In myopinion, any company should consider all of the above factors. I think one ofthe most important factors to consider is the availability of resources. Thevideo mentions that the location of the factory is close to the dairy farm,because milk is the key ingredient of the product. Getting dairy farms close tofactories can help reduce the cost of transporting milk.