Conveyor Idea Generation
- Remove half of conveyor closer to wall, push towards wall
- Collapsable workstations/boards
- Remove conveyor altogether, replace with table
- Easy to completely remove/reattach workstations
Idea ranking by space saved
1) Remove conveyor, replace with foldable table
2) Remove conveyor, replace with non foldable table
3) Move conveyor, remove 1 side stations, collapsable stations on other side
4) Move conveyor, remove 1 side stations
5) Both sides collapsable stations
1) Investigate how many people have used the conveyor in the past month - minimum, average, maximum
- Will do 2/2
2) Get firm details on Wegman's future plans with the ball rolling station
- How many people are they willing to dedicate to working at the station, for how long of a period
3) Discuss with workers their ideal station for the process, if a table would be more appropriate
- Will do 2/2
4) Look at how easy it is to remove workstations
- The workstations are very easy to remove. They attach to the main conveyor line by a set of 4 bolts, two on each side. The bolts are under a centimeter thick, and the nuts on the bottom are should also be easy to remove. The legs are not attached to the floor and are adjustable by a pin. The side ledge at the end of the workstation is completely removable from the workstation via pin.
5) Look at how easy it is to reattach workstations
- The workstations should be just as easily re attachable. Probably would take ~5 minutes each with proper tools.
6) Look at how easy it would be to move conveyor
- The conveyor is not attached the ground at all. There is a power cord that drops down from the ceiling that plugs into it. There is a large column that drops down the ceiling, but unsure at this time what it plugs into it.
7) Discuss idea of collapsable workstations mod with Wegmans
- Looking over the workstations, they extend far enough as not to simply fold down. The workstations would have to have an additional break in the middle for this idea to work.
|Idea Name||Free Space Gained (ft)||More Open Center Area (ft)||Cost||Difficulty to Implement||Work to Maintain|
|Remove Conveyor, Replace w/ Foldable Table||208 FT||75 FT||Low||TBD||Low|
|Remove Conveyor, Replace w/ Solid Table||125FT||75 FT||Low||TBD||Low|
|Modify Conveyor, 2x Foldable Workstations||66 FT||0 FT||High||High||Low|
|Modify Conveyor, 1x Foldable Workstation, Remove 1x Workstation||66 FT||75 FT||Med||High||Low|
|Modify Conveyor, Remove 1x Workstation||33 FT||75 FT||Low||Low||Low|
|Modify Conveyor, 2x Attachable Workstation||66 FT||0 FT||Low||Med||Med|
|Modify Conveyor, 1x Attachable Workstation, Remove 1x Workstation||66 FT||75 FT||Low||Med||Med|