Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon

Abstract

This project introduces guidelines for material handling to support lean cells as part of the Bose Production System at their manufacturing facility in Framingham, Massachusetts. We designed an insert for the material handling carts, called tuggers, to better organize deliveries to cells. We developed an organization of the warehouse and a formula for estimating the tugger capacity needed if a new cell is added. With the suggestions Bose will be able to increase the efficiency of their manufacturing facility.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

April 2009

Major

Management Engineering

Major

Industrial Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

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