Production scheduling project: Nutra manufacturing
In partnership with Nutra's Greenville manufacturing plant, this capstone design project focused on developing an improved scheduling process. The current scheduling system at Nutra encompasses a heavily manual process. This involves completing duplicate processes in multiple locations throughout the facility resulting in a delay of product state information. The proposed benefits of the product include improving usability of the system, simplifying the scheduling process, and implementing a dynamic system. One of the biggest issues with the current system is the transparency between scheduling tools. A Root Cause Analysis was conducted and core causes were identified as follows: untracked utilization, insufficient time and resources to implement needed systems, and no standardization. As a result, the final product will be designed to address these needs by developing a tool that tracks work in process (WIP), reduces the overall time to produce a schedule, and has flexibility to make schedule changes as needed.
Paris, S.; Biega, S.; Smoot, S.; Taylor, K.; and Mason, S., "Production scheduling project: Nutra manufacturing" (2014). Focus on Creative Inquiry. 81.