Caterpillar Suzhou Co., Ltd.
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.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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