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|Project Summary||Project Information|
During MSD I, our team worked on a project for Eastman Kodak Co. They were interested in process improvement assistance with one of their production operations. The current process flow for Kodak 135 Film production has three key operations: a Dial Operation, a Spooler Operation, and a Packaging Operation. Department Management identified a desire for reducing the setup times of the various processes and eliminating wastes. Any reduction in setup time or identified wastes is considered a success. Any additional changes to improve the department's processes is a plus.
Our intent is to develop an understanding of the current state, develop a set of potential improvement ideas, present those to management, and work on implementation of an agreed to set of ideas. Our team's focus will be largely on, but not limited to, changeovers for these 3 processes.
During MSD I, we worked on the Kodak project, collecting and analyzing time data, and identifying process improvement opportunities. As the semester progressed, the opportunity to perform a sufficient amount of work that would be hopefully useful to them diminished for reasons beyond our control. For example, the usage of this set of processes that were under our study reduced to only a few hours per month during month 4 of our efforts. Following this event, our guide decided to propose an early termination to this project, which was accepted by the Kodak clients.
As a result, on this web site, the MSD I web pages consist of the Kodak project content, and the MSD II pages are based on the second project we were asked to tackle. This project is a plant expansion at a local company, referred to as Company X. They decided they wanted to use their planned expansion as an opportunity to conduct a "nemawashi", which means using reflection and broad based involvement of the company employees as a means to plan and "spec out" the expansion, vs. the more traditional approach of having a "small group of experts" figure it out. Our role is to determine how to characterize the current state of the plant from a facilities planning perspective, identify the means to involve as many company employees as possible to determine the future state, and then execute getting that input (in one semester).
|Kyle Leung||Industrial Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Nick Campagnola||Industrial Engineeremail@example.com|
|Ryan Leeson||Industrial Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Matt Eisner||Industrial Engineeremail@example.com|
|Alec Meta||Industrial Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
Communication & Minutes
Pugh Concept Selection
Design Review Documents
Imagine RIT Exhibit
- The Kodak Team for spending time with us as we learn their processes
- Alec and Felix from Company X in providing this second project and helping us get started
- Our guide, John Kaemmerlen, for helping us manage through a very unusual situation with multiple projects and clients