P16702: ABVI fabric shredding process and facility design

Detailed Design

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Team Vision for Detailed Design Phase

The purpose of the Detailed Design Phase is to give a brief overview of


Project Launch

Major Points Learning Points Takeaways
  • Met with team
  • Developed norms and values
  • Understood Project Readiness Packet
  • Built relationship with customer
  • Research
    • Shredding process
    • Existing systems/companies
  • Brainstorm/develop milestones
  • Developed
    • Problem statement
    • Stakeholders
    • Customer questions

Bottom Line: The team researched topic and gathered a basic understanding on the project and deliverables.

Problem Definition

Major Points Learning Points Takeaways
  • Preliminary Schedule
  • Scope defined
  • Engineering Requirement introduction
  • Work Breakdown Structure
  • George Mason will have some insight onto final product to be produced
  • Further research into the shredding process needed
  • Scope defined as a complete production line per George Mason's recommendation
  • Change needed to Engineering Requirements
  • Rochester-based location
  • ROI stated as 5 years or less with the goal of >=$0.32 per pound

Bottom Line: The team realized further research into the details of the process and machinery is required.

System Design

Major Points Learning Points Takeaways
  • Engineering Requirements
  • Functional Decomposition
  • Benchmarking
  • Risk Assessment
  • George Mason’s report and its impact on our scope
  • Research on subsystems and possible equipment
  • More research needed to determine if cleaning and automated sorting machine are options
  • Automated bale machine is most effective
  • Space requirements needs more research

Bottom Line: The GM report doesn’t affect the team's research so more specific and in depth research needed.

Subsystem Design

Major Points Learning Points Takeaways
  • Finalized Engineering Requirements
  • Subsystem Identification
    • Sorting
    • Shredding
    • Baling
  • Initial Cost Breakdown Tool
  • Further research into subsystems is needed
  • Meeting with Qian Song from Saunders College of Business
  • Cost Accounting 101 with John Kaemmerlen
  • Cleaning step is eliminate (but space needs consideration)
  • Multiple suggestions for Cost Tool

Bottom Line: The team needs to research more specific details and associated costs for subsystems.

Preliminary Detailed Design

Scope Change

Major Points Learning Points Takeaways
  • The lack of an end product restricted progress
  • Team struggled to get answers from contacts
  • Developed/discussed options to move forward
  • Bonded Logic appeared to be the model of success
  • The concept of “fluff” may be an intriguing stopping point
  • Insulation is a viable path to pursue
  • Keeping flexibility in the system is still a priority

Bottom Line: Project focus was narrowed because insulation was chosen as an end product.

Cost Breakdown Tool

Evolution of Cost Tool Takeaways
  • Basic model with user inputs page
  • Library functionality
  • Overall Cost Tool
  • Remove financing option and replace with depreciation model
  • Prioritized list of tasks to complete
  • Include more visual aids (Graphs and/or Charts)
  • Create a more user friendly interface

Bottom Line: The team needs to create a robust tool to guide machine selection and evaluate project costs.

Detailed Design

Process Chart

Potential Value Streams

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Next Steps

Cost Tool



Next Steps

Final Report



Next Steps

Preliminary Schedule

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Risk Assessment

Related document: Risk Assessment

Detailed Design Review

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