Some of the electric generating plants of the Tennessee Valley Authority are powered by coal. Coal is purchased by a separate procurement division and is transferred to the plants for use. Plant managers complain that the coal is below grade and causes problems with plant maintenance and efficiency. What do you think is causing this problem? What changes would you make to help correct this problem?
The problem is caused due to negligence on part of the procurement department in sourcing the raw material. The procurement department is either not conducting proper testing and verification of the quality of the coal or are procuring from low quality suppliers. ...
Electric generating plants