Faculty Advisor

Saberi, Sara

Faculty Advisor

Zeng, Amy Z

Abstract

The demand for MilliporeSigma’s products has grown annually causing an increase in work in progress inventory. This issue compromises safety, increases costs, and threatens customer service levels. WPI students analyzed the root causes of this issue and recommended improvements to the system through several methods such as Gemba walks, time studies, observations, and interviews. The final deliverables included an implementation plan for the team’s recommendations, the design of a pull system using Kanbans, and a quantitative impact assessment.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2018

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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