College - Author 1
College of Engineering
Department - Author 1
Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
Degree Name - Author 1
BS in Industrial Engineering
Tali Freed, College of Engineering, Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering Department
This project is sponsored by California Polytechnic State University’s Information Technology Services (ITS) department aimed to help with the transfer of inventory management from ITS to the College of Liberal Arts’ departments. Currently, there are no guidelines on how equipment is handled and little to no information about the flow of equipment. This creates difficulty for faculty and staff within those departments to check out, look up, or keep track of equipment. The sponsor needs for each department to be responsible for their own equipment and to familiarize themselves with the old database system the ITS used.
After understanding the current state and understanding the database system, the team worked on drafting potential solutions based on hierarchical positions within the department and how much responsibility each level should have. Looking at the criteria-weight matrix, one solution outperformed the others.
To implement that solution, the team worked together with ITS to create user accounts for the equipment database and hold meetings with department Administrative Support Coordinators (ASCs) to onboard them. The team then introduced the ASCs to the guides on how to perform specific tasks hosted on California Polytechnic State University’s Wiki.