Faculty Advisor

Miller, Fabienne

Faculty Advisor

Rong, Yiming

Center

HUST / HUST - China

Abstract

Currently Caterpillar Inc. has many manufacturing suppliers. The suppliers who provide light fabrication need more convenient software for capacity planning, as light fabrication has many more processes and is more difficult to plan effectively than heavy fabrication. To develop this tool, one needs to figure out the logic and principles of the capacity planning process, specify CAT¡¯s requirements and polish the look and feel of the interfaces to make it easy for suppliers to operate this capacity planning tool. We also took the perspective of the suppliers to design the interface. According to the feedback of our co-advisor and the manager in charge of our project at CAT, our tool achieves the desired functions very well, and it is useful for suppliers.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2012

Major

Management

Project Type

Major Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Business

Advisor Department

Mechanical Engineering

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