P16718: Micropen workstation design

Planning & Execution

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Intellectual Property Considerations

Based on discussions with Micropen a solution for secure data storage has been developed. This solution ensures that the MSD team has access to the required information from Micropen, the data is stored securely, and that the documentation is returned to Micropen at the closing of the project. The MSD team will not request IP rights to design solutions created to solve this challenge.

Team Roles and Backgrounds

Project Manager: Rachele Floeser
Rachele is a fifth year dual degree student pursuing her Bachelors of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and her Masters of Engineering in Engineering Management. Additionally, Rachele is pursuing minors in both Statistics and Sustainable Product Development. She will be graduating in May of 2016. She has co-oped with Wegmans Food Markets in their store maintenance department, GlobalFoundries in their procurement department, and with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics in their research and development department. She is continuing to work part-time with Ortho Clinical Diagnostics throughout the 2015-2016 school year. Rachele is from Henrietta, NY.

Project Manager/Facilitator: Alexander Langkamp
Alex is a fifth year dual degree student from Hemlock, NY, pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Industrial and Systems Engineering and a Masters of Engineering in Engineering Management. Additionally, Alex has attained a concentration in Psychology and plans to graduate in May of 2016. He has co-oped with Southco Inc. working as a Lean/Continuous Improvement Engineer, and also at Rochester General Health System to track patient length of stays. Alex currently works part time at Rochester Institute of Technology within the Information Sciences and Technology department, while also playing on the RIT Baseball team.

Lead Engineer: Sabrina Caliri
Sabrina Caliri is a fifth year student dual degree student from Hamlin, NY, pursuing a Bachelors of Science in Mechanical Engineering and a Masters of Engineering in Mechanical Engineering. She will be graduating in December of 2016. She has completed three rotations with General Motors as a Quality Analyst Engineer. She has continued to work part-time with General Motors throughout the 2014-2015 school year.

Engineer: Nicholas Accuosti
Nick is a fifth year student pursuing a Mechanical Engineering Degree. He has done four rotations with General Electric in a mixture of both Manufacturing roles and Engineering Design roles. Through these internships Nick gained valuable knowledge in the fields of Lean Manufacturing, ergonomics, data analysis, as well as valuable communication skills in various locations including Erie, PA, Fort Worth, TX, and Latham, NY. Nick performed a scientific Ergonomic Study on push / pull carts on a manufacturing line in his most recent co-op, working with various employees in order to find a solution to a cart that was nearly outside of OSHA limits. The issue was resolved however when Nick implemented new ergonomic casters of which reduced the force needed to push and pull the carts by nearly 40%. Nick is looking to pursue his masters following his graduation in May 2016.

Engineer: Matt DePalo
Matt is a fifth year RIT student from Boston, Massachusetts working towards the completion of a Bachelors Degree in Mechanical Engineering. He will be graduating in May of 2016. He has over a year of field experience working for Toyota Motor Engineering and Manufacturing North America Inc. in both San Antonio, TX and Princeton, IN. While working he was utilized as a process engineer overseeing the installation and implementation of new model body weld lines. Matt also worked as a research engineering co-op and The Golisano Institute for sustainability at RIT. Here he was working with DMLS 3D printing optimization as well as software investigation and dynamic modeling of the suspension system of an Amphibious Artillery Vehicle.

Engineer: Michael Everett
Michael is a fifth year student at RIT who will graduate in May 2016 with a Bachelors Degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering. He has previously worked on co-op at The Harris Corporation, where he led a project that completely overhauled the changeover process on their most diverse production line in Rochester NY. He also worked with Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, uncovering new ways to look at product data that laid stepping stones to target the areas of their product that need the most improvements. In his spare time, Mike freelances as a DCI judge and runs RWAG, the third largest on campus organization at RIT.

Project Plans & Schedules

MSD Schedule with Phases

MSD Schedule with Phases

Risk Assessment and Growth Curves

The Risk Assessment developed for the System Design Review can be found the System Design Review Presentation

Click on the following link for a PDF of the Risk Management

Risk Management

Risk Management

Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions

Phase Date Description
Problem Definition 8/25/2015 Met the team and guide; reviewed draft problem statements, list of stakeholders, and proposed interview questions with team and with guide
Problem Definition 8/27/2015 Reviewed draft customer requirements and interview questions with team and guide; visited and interviewed with Micropen
Problem Definition 9/1/2015 Performed a team dynamics activity; reviewed customer and engineering requirements
Problem Definition 9/3/2015 Performed a project planning exercise; prepared for week 3 review; performed benchmarking; finalized project roles
Problem Definition 9/8/2015 Identified preliminary risks, potential issues, and opportunities for mitigation
Problem Definition 9/9/2015 Finalized Phase 1 presentation and edge
Problem Definition 9/10/2015 Presented presentation of Phase 1
Systems Design 9/15/2015 Discussed Phase 1 feedback, developed plan for phase 2, discussed and combined ideas for functional analysis, contacted Marshall about body discomfort diagram, contacted Gary about meeting to get a feel for the process
Systems Design 9/17/2015 Performed peer reviews, finalized operator survey to receive feedback from Gary, Alex and Nick visited Micropen to get a feel for performing the process, Rachele and Sabrina called Mark for ergonomic discussion
Systems Design 9/22/2015 Developed a morphological chart based on the teams research. Based on the concept selection criteria, concepts were selected for analysis. Compared concepts using a Pugh Chart.
Systems Design 9/24/2015 Developed systems architecture and identified feasibility analysis methods through benchmaring and research.
Systems Design 9/28/2015 Created presentation for systems design review, updated EDGE with documents. Introductions to new team member.
Systems Design 9/29/2015 System level Design Review Presentation
Sub-Systems Design 10/6/2015 Updated the Action Items document. Discussed method to research component solutions.
Sub-Systems Design 10/8/2015 Visited Micropen to finalize Operator Surveys, take measurements of the workstations, and receive DinoXcope and materials.
Sub-Systems Design 10/15/2015 Discussed findings from research categories. Reviewed team norms and values.
Sub-Systems Design 10/19/2015 Updated customer requirements, risk assessment document, engineering requirements, HOQ. Created presentation for subsystems design review, updated EDGE with documents.
Sub-Systems Design 10/22/2015 Subsystem Design Presentation
Preliminary Detailed Design 10/27/2015 Identified potential design constraints due to the process of manufacturing the probes. Discussed both of the oven's dimensions. Continued research.
Preliminary Detailed Design 10/29/2015 Group discussions and decision making for components. Revised documentation on current problems and potential solutions.
Preliminary Detailed Design 11/03/2015 Visited Micropen to take additional workstation measurements, collect testing equipment and work with the operators to identify significant keys on the keypad.
Preliminary Detailed Design 11/05/2015 Tested the DinoCam concept.
Preliminary Detailed Design 11/10/2015 Identified information needed from Micropen to help with further design. Continued research and contacted Micropen for information
Preliminary Detailed Design 11/12/2015 Refined requirements and updated risk assessment. Posted documentation to EDGE. Implemented method of identifying and rating significant components, meaning those that heavily influence or are heavily influenced by other components of the system.
Preliminary Detailed Design 11/17/2015 Refined system level design to generate detailed design options based on potential interactions between component solutions. Developed BOM and Test Plan.
Preliminary Detailed Design 11/19/2015 Refined presentation based on component solutions.
Preliminary Detailed Design 11/24/2015 Preliminary Detailed Design Presentation
Detailed Design 12/01/2015 Revised testing plan to perform testing in phases. Revised BOM.
Detailed Design 12/03/2015 Identified initial parts to begin ordering before and after break. Identified potential costs, compared with budget.
Detailed Design 12/08/2015 Prepared for detailed design review. Revised risk assessment, customer and engineering requirements. Developed initial MDS II plan.
Detailed Design 12/09/2015 Met to finalize the test plan and prepare for presentation
Detailed Design 12/10/2015 Detailed Design Presentation

Team Values and Norms

Each team member will be prompt and arrive at the team meetings on time. If an unexpected conflict comes up, the absent team member will notify at least one team-mate prior to the expected absence. The Absent team-member should confirm that a team-mate has recived their message (in person, voicemail, email, ect.)

Each team member will complete their assigned tasks thoroughly and completely, so that the work does not have to be re-done by a peer on the team. If a member does not know how to complete a task, feels overwhelmed, or needs assistance then the member notifies peers, and seeks assistance either from a peer, the faculty guide, a faculty consultant, or another person. The team will divide all assignments equally and based on each members individual skill sets.

For team discussions email will be used, For smaller communication needs texting will be used. Each member should acknowledge they saw a text/email by replying. For emails everyone should reply to all. Every email should be read thoroughly and if it asks a question or feedback members should respond with thoughts. If a member can not get something done, he/she should tell the team ahead of time.

Inclusiveness and Respect
Listen while others are speaking, do not interrupt. Limit phone usage during meetings/class. No idea is a bad idea.

Organization & Preparedness
Keep organized through course. Comes to meetings organized and prepared with appropriate work. Helps to maintain EDGE and other appropriate files in a neat and organizedmanner. Helps to Keep group/project organized and on track.

Ethics and Professionalism
Follow the Academic Honesty Policy. Each team member gives credit where credit is due. All work completed includes citations to appropriate literature, or sources of assistance. If a team member has gotten assistance from a publication or individual, then that assistance or guidance is fully documented in the reports prepared. Each team member is honest and trustworthy in their dealings with their peers. All interactions with the customer are conducted in the most professional and business appropriate way possible

Click on the following link for the Team Values and Norms Directory: Values and Norms

Peer Reviews

Click on the following link for a PDF of our tri-weekly peer assessment criteria: Peer Evaluation Forms

Project Reviews

Phase Date Presentation
Problem Definition Review 9/10/2015 Problem Definition Review Presentation
Systems Design Review 9/29/2015 Systems Design Review Presentation
Sub-Systems Design Review 10/19/2015 Sub-Systems Design Review Presentation
Preliminary Design Review 11/24/2015 Preliminary Detailed Design Review

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