Towner, Walter Thomas
Vassallo, Helen G.
Mack Molding company
The main objective of this Major Qualifying Project was to evaluate and update the design of a product launch tracker at our sponsor, Mack Molding. The methods used to achieve our goal were Axiomatic Design, research of management and implementation tools, employee insight, stochastic modeling and an engineering financial analysis. Through these methods it was identified that the tracker could be designed into a hybrid of both a phase gate and milestone tracker, to create an accurate forecasting tool. It is recommended the updated phase tracker for reducing non-value added time in the launch process and rework of tools. The feasibility of the tracker was studied through an engineering economic analysis that displayed the savings that would be achieved over a two-year period.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project