Faculty Advisor

Towner, Walter Thomas

Faculty Advisor

Vassallo, Helen G.

Abstract

The objective of this MQP was to provide Primetals Technologies with a better understanding of their current manufacturing floor capacity. The team created a capacity simulation focusing on horizontal machining centers, and the Roll Housing manufacturing process. The methods used were company data, axiomatic design, direct observations, and process simulation. The team approached the problem by a hierarchical problem solving method, by the development of a process simulation in Rockwell’s ARENA® program. The team concluded that Primetals could know how their production system would respond under different changes in demand with a higher degree of accuracy. The team’s financial analysis shed light on the cost to the company of making real time changes to the production schedule.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

March 2016

Major

Management Engineering

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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