2018 BorgWarner Morse Systems Team Project

Developing Strategy for Automated Chain Inspection

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The Challenge:
The BorgWarner Morse Systems Arcore plant would like to implement machine vision for automated inspection to ensure product quality. The Tauber team was tasked with providing a technical evaluation of automated visions systems to meet quality standards and reduce inspection costs.

The Solution:
The Tauber team developed a roadmap for continued technical development in pursuit of fully automated inspection. In the immediate term, recommendations provided by the team can decrease inspection times by 33%, improve customer quality, and reduce ergonomic risk for visual inspectors. Potential from this project includes expansion to seven additional global facilities.

Student Team:
Austin Friedant — EGL (BSE/MSE Mechanical Engineering)
Anab Waris Rathore — Master of Business Administration

Project Sponsors:
Ivan Meloni — Morse Manufacturing System Global Engineer
Marco Miatto — Manufacturing Engineer, Morse Systems Arcore
Francesco Rossato — Director of Operations, Morse Systems Arcore
Marco Sacchetti — Manufacturing Assembly Supervisor, Morse Systems Arcore

Faculty Advisors:
Len Middleton — Ross School of Business
Fred Terry — College of Engineering

About Tauber Team Projects:

The 2018 Tauber Team Projects resulted in $564.4 million in savings according to sponsoring company calculations, an average of $28 million per project over 3 years.

Each two to three person Tauber Team consists of graduate engineering and/or graduate business students. Along with receiving high-level corporate support from the sponsoring company, each team is advised by a College of Engineering and a Ross School of Business faculty member and overseen by a Tauber Institute Co-Director. The projects begin on-site in May and continue for 14 weeks. Students present the results of their projects and compete for over $40,000 in scholarships at the U-M Tauber Institute's annual Spotlight! event, held each September in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Spotlight! provides outstanding opportunities for students and corporate partners to establish relationships while exploring innovations in operations and manufacturing.

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2018 Team Project BorgWarner Morse Systems