Improving Changeover Efficiency in Opticap XL Encapsulation Process

Publication Year:
2015
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Repository URL:
https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/mqp-all/3700; https://digitalcommons.wpi.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=4699&context=mqp-all
Author(s):
Doherty, Emily Elizabeth; Gomez Enriquez Riart, Nicolas; Kwan, Samantha Mon-Ling; Delareyna, Serhan
Publisher(s):
Worcester Polytechnic Institute
Tags:
Industrial Engineering; Business
artifact description
This project studied MilliporeSigma’s changeover efficiency within the Opticap® XL encapsulation process to alleviate throughput issues associated with increasing demand. Our team conducted time and observational studies, together with stakeholder interviews, to identify and prioritize improvement areas. We developed a production schedule optimization tool, Single Minute Exchange of Dies analysis for changeover tasks, and conditions to streamline melt-check procedures. We recommend our deliverables be implemented to improve changeover efficiency, and estimate that 230 minutes can be saved in changeover time over two days.