Planning & Execution
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Intellectual Property ConsiderationsBased 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
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
Risk Assessment and Growth CurvesThe 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
Meeting Minutes, Notes, & Actions
|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 ReviewsClick on the following link for a PDF of our tri-weekly peer assessment criteria: Peer Evaluation Forms
|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|