Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Center

Wuhan, China

Abstract

This project report discusses the problems with the Kanban Kit Carts that Caterpillar Suzhou Co., Ltd. (CSCL) uses to transport parts around its assembly facility. The carts are inefficiently organized and inadequately surfaced. These issues increase assembly technician fatigue and discomfort, as well as create unnecessary risk to the part finish and overall product quality. The team has redesigned the carts, including a new compartmentalization method and vertical storage area. These new features have been included on a prototype that will be tested by CSCL engineers for possible implementation.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2010

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

Project Center

Wuhan, China

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