Essays on Woolworths Wyong Regional Distribution Centre at the South East Coast of Australia Case Study

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The paper "Woolworths Wyong Regional Distribution Centre at the South East Coast of Australia" is a good example of a management case study. The purpose of this report is to critically analyze the concept of the project with special attention to the construction of Woolworths Wyong Regional Distribution Centre at the South East Coast of Australia in order to review key specific areas underlying the concept. This was a project that was initiated by the government in partnership with the local government of the coastal region in order to create one major centre for collection, processing and distributing wool to various factories across the country.

The project was completed in 2005 and had cost the government approximately 5 billion dollars. However big the project was it was completed successfully and on time. This analysis report has taken a very closer look on the current situation of the centre, the objective of commissioning the project, the key stakeholders to the projects who include the government, the local authority, and the contractor who was Litchfield Roofing Australia Pty Ltd, the architects, the engineers, the community and the suppliers and their specific roles.

The project has further analyzed the project management process that was used by looking at specific management strategies that were applied. Finally, the report has analyzed specific factors that contributed to the success of the project after which conclusions were drawn as lessons learnt and thereafter recommendations made. 2.0 Introduction Project management concept is both a science and an art whereby various components which entail the development of a new product, service or refurbishing the already existing product or service. The project is subject to consuming resources such as human resources, cash, materials, and time and it has also time limits.

This project analysis will critically evaluate the project of constructing the Woolworths Wyong Regional Distribution Centre by the Litchfield Roofing Australia Pty Ltd at the South East Coast of Australia. This is by looking typically what the project was all about, the reasons as to why the project was commissioned, the various stakeholders to the project, how the project was managed by analyzing the strategy, key events and tools that were used throughout the project, the implementation process and the benefits realized through project planning by the project manager according to Frame (2003).

The analysis will further analyze the ways in which project deviations were prevented, the factors that led to the success of the project, the lessons learnt from the project and thereafter pose some recommendations that will ensure the success of future projects is sustained and enhanced. 2.1 The project overview and scope The Woolworths Wyong Regional Distribution Centre project was commissioned in May 2001 at the South East Coast of Australia and completed in 2005.

The project was done by the Litchfield Roofing Australia Pty Ltd. The project mainly involved Colorbond Cladding and covered approximately an area of 65,000 square metres. The project was a government initiative in partnership with the local authority of the South Coast region that was aimed at developing a large wool collection and distribution centre at the Coast region (Cynthia, 2009). 2.2 The project objective The primary objective of the project was to ensure efficient and adequate supply of wool as an important resource for use in factories established at the coastal region and other parts of the country through the creation of project management techniques that apply all key initiatives that are in alignment with corporate framework of ensuring social equity and delivery of services to all residents.

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