College of Engineering
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
BS in Industrial Engineering
Tali Freed, Professor
The lack of communication during a large project can result in costly delays when striving to achieve previously defined benchmarks. Often times, each part of a project will require verification from an employee of a specified area of expertise before being allowed to advance to the next stage. Finding these individuals can be extremely hard due to the large, spread out campus of manufacturing facilities as well as the numerous projects the company is concurrently working on. These floor support requests can sometimes take from an hour to even a whole work day, causing major delays in the production schedule. Being able to alert these employees in a timely manner is important to each project’s success and is the goal of this analysis. This paper proposes a custom Connected Alerts system to be implemented at Company X after exploring many alternatives that have been researched in order to design the final system. This paper will include a discussion of applications in employee tracking, alert management systems, RFID tracking, and two-way communication devices in the workplace. The system will deliver unique notifications to employees with the reason of the request, as well as promote a more efficient method for company communication. If the idle time can be reduced, the company will be more productive and increase their throughput. To prove this system, a simulation will be conducted to compare the current system to the proposed. Using these results, the system can be verified and validated by Company X. Conclusions based on test results can be made, and recommendations can be provided to the company including secondary impacts that they need to be aware of if implementing the design.
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