|Project Summary||Project Information|
The Hilltop Business Services bottle intake program employs individuals who are developmentally disabled in positions where they collect and sort used cans and bottles to be returned to manufacturers. Four to seven employees work under a single supervisor to accept containers from customers, empty the containers if still full, and sort the containers based on brand. Since some of the employees have difficulty reading, the containers that pose the biggest challenge are water bottles that look very similar. Currently, no bar code scanner or assistive electronic device is used in the sorting process.
The goal of this project is to first do an in depth analysis of current bottle processing, and use this to ultimately increase overall bottle capacity. OSHA safety regulations and accommodation of physical and developmental disabilities must be maintained, while addressing current challenges/bottlenecks with process improvements and possible aids. Prototypes of any aids as well as in-context validation data and pass down documentation should be provided to the customer. Project and results must be presented at NYSID-CREATE Symposium.
|Catherine Krawiec||Lead Engineerfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Patrick Finnerty||Project Manageremail@example.com|
|Jeff Tyssee||Communication Leadfirstname.lastname@example.org|
|Andrew Hayden||Purchasing Coordinatoremail@example.com|
Work Breakdown: By Phase
|MSD I & II||MSD I||MSD II|
Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)
Work Breakdown: By Topic
Use this space to link to live/final documents throughout the project. Your team should customize this as-needed, with input from your guide and customer. The example below will address most of what most teams need to capture.
|Project Management||Design Tools||Design Documentation||Implementation||Validation||Presentation & Dissemination|
Imagine RIT Exhibit
AcknowledgementsOur team would like to extend a big thanks to all the employees at Hilltop who have supported us through our efforts during this project at their facility. We couldn't have done it without you! Special recognitions to the following staff:
- Mike Fitch - Director of Strategic Development, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming County
- Judy Welch - Coordinator of Vocational Services, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming County
- Dan Hellwig - Sales Executive, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming County
- Kellie Kennedy - Director of Day Services, The Arc of Livingston-Wyoming County