Date

3-2011

Degree Name

BS in Industrial Technology

Department

Industrial Technology

Advisor(s)

Manocher Djassemi

Abstract

In the current economic turmoil, industry leaders across the globe are resorting to means of increasing efficiency without having a large initial investment. Lean manufacturing principles have been adopted by companies because of its ability to increase throughput, lower overhead, reduce waste, and increase the overall quality of products. The value of lean manufacturing solutions has been increasing in the past decade and continues to increase into 2011.

This project is centered on a current situation regarding a changeover process that has recently been made more efficient. The goal is to create new ways to make this same process even more efficient while experiencing the least amount of diminishing returns. This report will discuss Fresh Express’ current situation, some past research, a few solutions recommended for higher efficiency, and a statistical analysis proving why the solutions work.

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