P10711: Wegmans Ergonomics & Tumbler Transport
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Conveyor Idea Generation

Initial Ideas

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

Concept Research

1) Investigate how many people have used the conveyor in the past month - minimum, average, maximum

2) Get firm details on Wegman's future plans with the ball rolling station

3) Discuss with workers their ideal station for the process, if a table would be more appropriate

4) Look at how easy it is to remove workstations

5) Look at how easy it is to reattach workstations

6) Look at how easy it would be to move conveyor

7) Discuss idea of collapsable workstations mod with Wegmans

Concept Selection

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