Presentations of Student Projects with Industry

Please join us Tuesday, April 27th for this exclusive members-only presentation of the student team projects recently conducted by the QRM Center.

This event is free for QRM Center member companies, but advance registration for this event is required.  A link and instructions to join the Microsoft Teams video conference will be provided via email to registrants one day prior to the event along with details regarding the order and timing of each presentation.  Please login 10 minutes in advance to allow ample time to address any technical issues you might encounter.  We hope you will make plans to attend virtually.

QRM Projects, Spring Semester 2021

Project at Carma Laboratories, Franklin, WI

Title:  Designing a Quick Response Production Cell for Low-volume Carmex™ Lip Balm Products
Description:  The project involved defining which products should be considered low-volume and then designing a manufacturing cell for the low-volume products in order to reduce production lead times.

Project at Hennig, Inc., Machesney Park, IL

Title:  Automating Performance Evaluation Using Manufacturing Critical-path Time (MCT) Mapping and QRM Numbers
Description:  Students determined how to utilize data collected through the company’s ERP system to automate generation of MCT maps and calculate QRM numbers, as well as recommended ways to reduce lead time for the apron product line.

Project at Renewaire (#1), Waunakee, WI

Title:  Reduction of Assembly Build Time for Commercial Energy Recovery Ventilators
Description:  This project focuses on reducing the assembly build time and increasing throughput for the DN 1.0 Series of Energy Recovery Ventilators. These products for commercial customers have numerous options and configurations, making it more difficult to standardize the assembly process.

Project at Renewaire (#2), Waunakee, WI

Title:  Feasibility Study for Implementing POLCA System
Description:  Renewaire recently installed an automated sheet metal fabrication cell.  This project analyzes the potential for utilizing a POLCA system of production control between the sheet metal cell and the assembly cells for residential and light commercial products.

Project at Dental Crafters, Marshfield, WI

Title:  Creating and Testing QMS Models for Dental Crafters
Description:  QMS is a software tool for planning and scheduling of manufacturing resources.  This project consisted of using the software to build models of multiple manufacturing cells and then testing them for the purposes of capacity planning.

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