P10459: Liner Cell Redesign and Relocation

Mission Statement

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Product Description/Project Objective Statement

The Dresser Rand plant in Painted Post, NY has 3 sections. They have evaluated the businesses they have at this plant and have divided them into businesses that are "core", meaning they link to the strategic foundations and core competencies of the company, and those that are non-core. In parallel with this strategic evaluation, the leaders at the plant have decided that to better use space, improve flow, and reduce costs, they should close off operations in one of the 3 sections of the plant. The liner cell manufactures a family of products important to the plant's future and has been determined to be core. However, part of the liner cell currently resides in a location determined to be closed off. D-R has decided to relocate and consolidate the liner cell into a new area. The area has been roughly selected, but virtually no engineering work has been done. The cell is approximately 3000 sq. ft in size. The task is to redesign the cell, its operations, and create a plan for the relocation of the cell into its new footprint.

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Primary Market/Project Opportunities

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Assumptions and Constraints


Dennis Rice (DR North America Lean Sigma)

Mike Decerbo (DR Project Manager)

John Woedy (DR Project Lead)

John Kaemmerlen (RIT ISE)

Rochester Institute of Technology Senior Design