Faculty Advisor

Johnson, Sharon A.

Faculty Advisor

Zhu, Joe

Abstract

The objective of this project was to decrease cycle time through kitting and process flow improvements in the Teradyne stockroom in Nashua, New Hampshire. We utilized benchmarking, process flow analysis, employee and customer input, and historical kitting data to highlight areas of possible improvement. To reduce cycle time and to better meet the needs of production, we focused on moving materials to the production floor, thereby eliminating the need for kitting. This process included implementing a Kanban inventory management system.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2000

Major

Industrial Engineering

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Business

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