P19725: RIT Food Share Inventory Tracking
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The FoodShare Center is a program that improves food insecurity on campus by providing free food to students in need. Frozen, chilled, and shelf food are donated by on-campus and off-campus organizations and individuals. The FoodShare is staffed mostly by volunteers. There are several key processes at the FoodShare Center that are manual, and include some tedious and or inefficient movements. There are also some situations that require volunteers to be away from their primary desk, which can leave them feeling insecure.

The goal of this project is to analyze the current process to identify opportunities for improvement. The main areas of focus are tracking demand rates, having real-time knowledge of supply, and reducing the effort required for manual tasks. The desired end result of this project is an efficient inventory management system and a set of improved processes that allow the FoodShare Center to meet the demand of students at RIT who need its services. The inventory management system must meet all regulatory requirements, be usable by the current volunteers / workers, and be workable in the current building.

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Team Name
Donation Facilitation
Project Name
RIT Food Share Inventory Process Improvements
Project Number
P19725
Start Term
2181
End Term
2185
Faculty Guide
John Kaemmerlen, jxkpdm@rit.edu
Primary Customer
Ashley Meyer, Sharon Kompalla-Porter
Sponsor
MSD

Donation Facilitation Team Members

Member Role Contact
public/Photo Gallery/Tyler.JPG Tyler Bauer ISE tmb1235@rit.edu
public/Photo Gallery/Mike.JPG Mike Huntley ISE msh8077@rit.edu
public/Photo Gallery/Pat.JPG Patrick Maisel ISE pmm3278@rit.edu
public/Photo Gallery/Ryan.JPG Ryan Nugent ISE rxn4164@rit.edu

Work Breakdown: By Phase

MSD I & II MSD I MSD II

Planning & Execution

Project Photos and Videos

Imagine RIT

Gate Reviews

Problem Definition

Systems Design

Preliminary Detailed Design

Detailed Design

Build & Test Prep

Subsystem Build & Test

Integrated System Build & Test

Customer Handoff & Final Project Documentation (Verification & Validation)

Work Breakdown: By Topic

Project Management Design Tools Design Documentation Implementation Validation Presentation & Dissemination

PRP

Customer Requirements

Engineering Requirements

Schedule

Cost

Risk Management

Problem Management

Communication & Minutes

Use Cases

Benchmarking

Functional Decomposition

Morph Table

Pugh Analysis

BOM

Mechanical Drawings

Electrical Schematics

Software Diagrams

Facility Layout

Manuals

Mockups

Test Fixtures

Prototyping

Test Plans

Analysis Results

Simulations

Test Results

Design Review Documents

Technical Paper

Poster

Imagine RIT Exhibit

Acknowledgements

We appreciate the support of the staff and volunteers at the Foodshare as we spend time there observing processes and asking questions.