Faculty Advisor

Loiacono, Eleanor T.


The goal of this project was to create a computerized system which generated inventory shortage reports for managers at General Electric Aircraft Engine Gear Plant, Lynn, MA. Through interviews with our project liaison, Gear Plant production managers, and General Electric Technical Support staff, our project team assessed the original shortage reporting system. The data from these interviews was collected and analyzed, resulting in the creation of a new computerized system for identifying shortages of crucial inventory. In the future the shortage reporting system will be used by managers to streamline inventory management. Consequently annual cost savings exceeding an estimated $250,000 will be realized in the ability of the Gear Plant to reduce expensive rush-orders for parts and deliver their product on time to the customer.


Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2004


Management Information Systems

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project


Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department