The student members of this senior design project worked specifically with Milliken & Company's Enterprise plant in Marietta, SC. The Enterprise plant is a finishing plant, therefore it receives previously manufactured textiles from other Milliken plants, applies dies and finishing chemicals, tests the products, issues a Certificate of Compliance (COC) and ships the product to the customer. The scope of this project includes optimizing the workflow of Military products through the dry testing lab in order to reduce turnaround time of COC's by at least 25%. The team began by modeling the current system for better understanding. The team then analyzed the losses of the current system and performed the appropriate root cause analyses. The next step in the project is to generate concepts and test them against each other in order to identify the optimal concept. The final step is to implement said concept.
Greco, C.; Shreve, A.; Reitz, M.; and Slice, T., "Turnaround time reduction for military certificates of compliance - team 2" (2014). Focus on Creative Inquiry. 16.