Improving upon the paint process at Company ABC
Hess, Timothy R.
University of Wisconsin--Stout
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When a manufacturer produces a product, one of the important aspects of a product is the final coating. The final coating is the most noticed aspect of a product that can draw a potential customer in or that can lose a customer. The organization referenced in this study was like many manufacturers in that they understood the importance of a quality coating and were aware of what the ramifications would be should the coating fail. While this organization strived to produce quality parts and address paint issues before the product left the building, the finishing process at the organization was filled with inefficiencies that led to production delays and rework. In the midst of these production delays, the organization was also looking to double their production capacity. The purpose of this study was to rectify the inefficiencies of the organization's coating process and to design a process that would be able to support the growth of the organization. These objectives were accomplished through determining the amount of product that the organization wanted to produce in the future, determining the paint process to be utilized, and drawing up a plan on how the paint process can be improved upon and expanded.