Towner, Walter Thomas
Vassallo, Helen G.
Source International Corporation
The objective of this Major Qualifying Project was to help Source International to optimize their manufacturing process for the Modular product line while reducing costs, non-value added time, and employee motion within their work area. The methods used to accomplish this included axiomatic design matrix, Lean Methodologies comprised of value stream map, spaghetti diagram, DMAIC, 5S methodology, 7 Wastes, and Arena® Simulation. The team’s recommendations included implementing these Lean Methodologies tools in order to improve the Modular product line. In conclusion, the application of Lean Analytic tools would yield substantial savings in time and money, and increasing efficiency of the manufacturing process that Source International uses.
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Major Qualifying Project
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