Landis & Gyr MX Line Cost Reduction
The team’s objective was to improve manufacturing cycle time and provide cost reduction recommendations. The team analyzed production and quality data provided by Landis & Gyr to identify three work stations for study. The work station selection was based on the following criteria:
- Production bottlenecks: Which stations inhibit the line from achieving higher throughput?
- Quality costs: Which stations generate the highest amount of scrap, rework, or sorting charges?
Quality: The Real Issue (Thomson Consumer Electronics)
The goal of this project was to help Thomson increase the yield from the line using the existing plant capacity. The process to reach that goal was:
- Analyze and gain a thorough understanding of the production process
- Determine limiting factors of production
- Create a paradigm for process improvement by performing a capability study on process
An Activity-Based Exercise on Supply Chain Management
This team created an interactive learning exercise called “The Match Distribution Game” to teach the workings of modern supply chain management. The game is simple and realistic enough to be used in undergraduate, MBA, and executive MBS level operations courses as well as in CMME corporate projects.
CMME-IBMT World-Class Practices
CMME and the Indiana Business Modernization and Technology Corporation sponsored this project, a benchmarking exercise on the plastic injection molding industry. The project consisted of:
- Developing an understanding of the injection molding industry
- Identifying the relevant parameters of world-class performance
- Collecting data from the industry to reflect these parameters
- Analyzing and formatting the data
- Developing a database for distribution and use by the IBMT
- Developing a template for world-class practices within other industries