In order to improve quality on the four-station assembly line within the Toyota Production Systems Lab at the Rochester Institute of Technology, two andon systems and a corresponding monitoring system are to be developed. One andon system is to be a typical system consisting of simple electronics. The other andon system is to be purely mechanical in nature. In order to highlight and record abnormalities, which can later be used to perform root cause analysis and develop preventative countermeasures, a monitoring system will be designed alongside the andon systems. For more on Project Summary consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage
For more on Customer Needs consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage
For more on Specifications consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage
Team behavior expectations It is our expectation that team members will be respectful of each other’s ideas, keep one another informed, and balance workload amongst all people. Honoring the strength of individuals Individual responsibilities will be determined based on who volunteers and/or who is most qualified. Interactions with guide We will schedule and participate in continuous, weekly meetings with our guide. Decision making Under ideals circumstances, we will make decisions based on consensus, but may be required to revert to alternate decision making options (ie: refer to expert, majority rules, etc.) as specific cases arise. For more on Team Norms & Values consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage
For more on Project Plans & Schedules consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage
Mid-quarter peer evaluations were completed by each teammate. Used plus/delta assessment tool. Each teammate listed a positive note and an improvement note for one another.
In order to better our understanding of andon systems, we will be participating in a visit to The Raymond Corporation plant in Greene, New York on January 11, 2013. For more on Benchmarking consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage
For more on Concept Generation consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage
For more on Concept Generation consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage Rev. 1 of LabVIEW VI. Will mimic existing andon systems. Designed specifically for TPS Lab.
For more on Functional Decomposition consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage Ensure Quality Train Operators Stadardize Process Approve Part Recognize Abnormality Activate System Recognize Signal Sense Trigger Activate Program Activate electrical system Lights Speakers Activate mechanical system Flags Record Activation Record Station ID Record Error Color Start Timer Deactivate System Recognize Signal Sense Trigger Deactivate Program Deactivate electrical system Lights Speakers Deactivate mechanica l system Flags Record Activation Stop Timer Calculate Time Lapse Calculate Production Loss Determine yellow-to- red escalation value Log Abnormality
For more on Process Flow Chart consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage
For more on Risk Management consult EDGE webpage.EDGE webpage