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1 ALUMINUM FLOWER POT (ALCOA) By: Austin Holmes Chengsi Chen Nick Smart Peter Cala

2 TEAM GENERATED DEFINITION OF SUSTAINABILITY The quality of being reusable and environmentally economical, thus preserving natural resources.

3 RATIONALE FOR THE SELECTION OF THE PRODUCT, PRODUCT SYSTEM, OR THE CAMPAIGN AIMED AT IMPROVING EFFICIENCY OR SUSTAINABILITY OF THE CAMPUS THROUGH THE USE OF ALUMINUM. There are many potted plants around the campus. Aluminum is more sustainable than, say, ceramic and plastic for potting plants. Aluminum has a quality of lightness, durability and kind of Aesthetics

4 EQUIPMENT/INSTALLATION/MAINTENANCE COST ESTIMATE The only equipment used in our flower pot is the drainage system, and the chemical cartridge at the bottom of the flower pot. The plant and the chemical cartridge are the only to things that need installed in the flower pot to help it work correctly.

5 ASSESSMENT OF THE EFFICIENCY ADVANTAGE GAINED AS WELL ANY CALCULATIONS SHOWING THAT THE SOLUTIONS ARE IN COMPLIANCE WITH PERFORMANCE OR REGULATORY REQUIREMENTS.

6 IMPLEMENTATION PLAN Cooperate with pesticide chemical companies These companies produce chemicals which protect the plant and help it grow. Chemical companies will produce a cartridge that fits into our flower pots design. There are different chemicals for each kind of plant that one might choose.

7 TARGET PRODUCT: ALUMINUM FLOWER POT Our team, the Fantastic Four, selected this product because we wanted to improve all aspects of the product, including safety, entertainment, and durability.

8 MISSION STATEMENT Mission Statement: Flower Pot Product Description A flower pot made out of aluminum. Very lightweight, durable, and can be reused many times. Key Business Goals To have a flower pot that can be used over and over without having to be thrown away unlike other materials used for flower pots when they are broken. Primary Market Businesses that sell flower pots and want their own custom design and logo on them. Secondary market People who use flower pots and are in need of cheap reusable ones. Assumptions Very lightweight, extremely customizable, and durable. The aluminum allows for recycling and reuse. Stakeholders Gardeners, mothers, fathers, potting businesses.

9 CUSTOMER NEED IDENTIFICATION

10 GROUPCUSTOMER STATEMENTINTERPRETED NEEDIMP Typical Uses The lightweight aluminum is great because it allows for easy transportation of the flower pot. Aluminum flower pot has advance ability to move 3 The customization ability that this aluminum pot allows for is a great attribute. Attribute of aluminum flower pot is specific 2 This is a great idea because aluminum is recyclable and be used over and over numerous times. Aluminum flower pot can be recycled 2 This flower pot design is much lighter than those that are made out of ceramic and other non-aluminum materials. Weight of Aluminum flower is light 4 The lighter you try and make the pot the less durable it becomes, there has to be some equilibrium. Aluminum flower pot is durable and light 4 Safety of the overall plant with this new design of a pot would tremendously increase. Aluminum flower pot can safe plants 5 The rounded and curved edges is a great design because the safety of the product increases.. Aluminum flower pot is safe to use 5 The aluminum flower pot is a great design and can withstand much wear and tear. Aluminum flower pot has a great design 4 An aluminum pot allows for many different designs and creative aesthetics that can make it stand out and look great. Aluminum flower pot has great design 4 The technology cannot be too advanced otherwise the price will be driven up and then become less efficient than other materials. Aluminum flower pot has an affordable price. 2

11 NEED-METRICS MATRIX

12 NO Metrics Need Filament line Chemical repellant Made by recyclable aluminum Size 9x10x9 inch Weight 3 pounds 3types of shiny colors Hole at bottom 1 The lightweight aluminum is great because it allows for easy transportation of the flower pot. 2 The customization ability that this aluminum pot allows for is a great attribute. 3 This is a great idea because aluminum is recyclable and be used over and over numerous times. 4 This flower pot design is much lighter than those that are made out of ceramic and other non-aluminum materials. 5The lighter you try and make the pot the less durable it becomes, there has to be some equilibrium.

13 6 Safety of the overall plant with this new design of a pot would tremendously increase. 7 The rounded and curved edges is a great design because the safety of the product increases.. 8 The aluminum flower pot is a great design and can withstand much wear and tear. 9 An aluminum pot allows for many different designs and creative aesthetics that can make it stand out and look great. 10The technology cannot be too advanced otherwise the price will be driven up and then become less efficient than other materials.

14 BENCHMARKING

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16 Orchid Supplies Aluminum Flower PotsAluminum Flower Pot by Lenox Size(Inch) Height=12 Radius=3 Height=8 Radius=2 Weight(Pou nd) Colors Rusty Tan Silver Designs 1. Rings for handles. 2. Ring of artistic design on front of flower pot. 1. Heart shaped design on front of flower pot. Materials Aluminum Only Aluminum Only

17 CONCEPT SCREENING

18 Selection Criteria light and durability aesthetessafety Sum 0/ Sum 1/ Sum -1 Net score/ Rank Continue? (Y or N) Concept Thickness 000/0/-1 -1/ 9 N 9x10x9 inch of size 1001/0/0 1/ 3 Y Weight distribution 1001/0/0 1/ 3 Y Thin 1101/1/0 1/ 3 Y 3types of colors 0100/1/0 1/ 3 Y Shiny surface 0100/1/01/ 3 Y

19 Filament line 1101/1/0 2/ 1 Y Glass cover 10-1/1/0 0/ 8 N Chemical repellent 0010/0/1 1/ 3 Y Cover edges 0110/1/1 2/ 1 Y Hole at bottom 0010/0/1 1/ 3 Y Computer monitor 00-1/0/0-1/ 9 N

20 FINAL SELECTED CONCEPTS

21 Light and durabilityAestheticsSafety Total Score Order Weight 35%30%35% Concepts RatingWeighted ScoreRating Weighted Score Rating Weighted Score 9x10x9 inch of size Weight distribution 51, Thin types of colors Shiny surface Filament line Chemical repellent Hole at bottom

22 Uniqueness There is a great deal of variety Our product as an easily accessible drawer that stores the chemicals to help the plants grow. Beautiful Design. Pros and Cons Pros: Safe Durable Light Easy customization Cons: Takes up a lot of space when trying to store Lacks engagement features (such as a music box/player)

23 CAD DRAWINGS

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