Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Senior Design Presentations

Industrial and Entrepreneurial Engineering and Engineering Management Senior Design Virtual Conference

Hosted by Dana Hammond
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2020 11:00 am | 2 hours | (UTC-04:00) Eastern Time (US & Canada)
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by: Amjad Homad, Rami Alkatiri, and Mujahid Alrahbi
Sponsor: TecNiq Inc., Jeff Condon
Faculty Advisors: Bob White, Ph.D. and Azim Houshyar, Ph.D.
11:00 a.m. to 11:25 a.m.


A local lighting manufacturer wants to improve its scheduling strategy to meet anticipated growth in demand for their top selling products. The existing facility was studied using fundamental Industrial Engineering tools including work design, cost analysis, and forecasting. A forecasting system was developed to improve the existing forecasting method. Also, an aggregate plan was developed to reduce shortages and related costs.



by: Ben Jeglic, Anna Ryan, and Cortney York
Sponsor: Kaiser Aluminum, Jeff Heimstra
Faculty Advisors: Dana Hammond and Jim Burns, Ph.D.
11:30 a.m. to 11:55 a.m.


Kaiser Aluminum is an extrusion plant that casts, presses, and fabricates aluminum products. Changeover from one cast size to another frequently requires lengthy periods of downtime, which negatively impacts throughput. An expected increase in demand will make the reduction of changeover time of strategic importance. A thorough evaluation using root cause analysis, time and motion studies, and other industrial engineering tools resulted in the improvement and standardization of the changeover process.



by: Lydia Bajema, Victoria Blaine, Madison Post, and Brenna Roti
Sponsor: Chick-fil-A, Idris and Marcia Rashid, Scott Leep
Faculty Advisors: Bob White, Ph.D. and Azim Houshyar, Ph.D.
12:00 p.m. to 12:25 p.m.


Chick-fil-A Westnedge is a restaurant that opened its doors in 2017. As the restaurant continues to increase sales, problems associated with operating procedures also continue to grow. Data indicates the most significant problem is increased food waste and related costs. Using root cause analysis, process improvement techniques and operational methods, the team has developed improved procedures and recommendations to reduce the operating costs for Chick-fil-A Westnedge.



by: Sean Fitzsimons, Paul Geyer, Sam Olmstead
Sponsor: WMed Health Pediatric Multiple Disability Care, Lukas Swoboda
Faculty Advisors: Tycho Fredericks, Ph.D. and Dana Hammond
12:30 p.m. to 12:55 p.m.


Quality of care, clinical efficiency, and profitability play vital roles in the success of any healthcare organization. To evaluate the Pediatric Multiple Disability Care Clinic at WMed Health, root cause analysis, time studies, flow mapping, and cost were examined. The results from this quantitative study provided evidence-based recommendations to positively impact patient care and the organization alike.