Faculty Advisor

Zeng, Amy Z.

Abstract

The project team applied SMED (Single Minute Exchange of Dies) principles to achieve set-up time reduction on injection molding machines at Aearo Company in Southbridge, MA. The current process was first examined through videotapes and interviews. Then, a new process was designed by converting internal activities to external activities. Pilot tests suggested that set-up times could be reduced by 60%. Both short and long-term recommendations were provided to the company for further process improvements.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

January 2002

Major

Industrial Engineering

Major

Mechanical Engineering

Major

Management Engineering

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Restricted-WPI community only

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Program

Business

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