Faculty Advisor

Konrad, Renata

Abstract

Insufficient production capacity and backorder buildup motivated EMD Millipore to examine its Opticap XL filter encapsulation process. Through analyzing this process and interviews with key stakeholders our team confirmed the changeover process as a production bottleneck. One way to potentially reduce changeover time is through line dedication by product characteristics. In this project, we built a discrete-event simulation model to evaluate different dedication scenarios and ultimately recommended dedication by capsule size.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2014

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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