Faculty Advisor

Hart, Frederick L.

Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon

Abstract

Linen is a backstage service that is critical for a hospital¡¯s functioning. Our team created a refill and distribution system to optimize linen use at the VA Boston Healthcare System-West Roxbury Campus, by applying lean concepts to improve process efficiency and provide the best patient care. The VA-Brockton Laundry facility, which cleans linen for the New England VISN, currently utilizes a steam system for washing, drying and ironing. An investigation of the economic and environmental aspects of replacement equipment options was also covered.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2013

Major

Liberal Arts and Engineering

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Advisor Department

Business

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