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Advanced Manufacturing - Warehouse Optimization

This project combines Lean Six Sigma with smart factory technology to elevate operational excellence at SEF’s North American manufacturing and distribution sites. Distribution center inefficiencies limit SEF’s ability to meet customers' on-time delivery (OTD) expectations, compromising SEF’s competitive advantage. As part of the continuous effort to improve OTD, the Tauber team was tasked with developing:
1) three major solutions to significantly improve warehouse operations with a minimum value of $540K
and payback within three years,
2) one quick win to build trust with warehouse staff, and
3) a horizontal deployment strategy to scale all recommendations across the 14 SEF distribution centers.

Meredith Maimoni – MBA & MS Environment & Sustainability
Arvind Kumar Murugesan Rajamallika – MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering
Arun Palaniappan – MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering

Nathan Dietrich – Director of Advanced Manufacturing Engineering
Moses Pezarkar – Advanced Manufacturing Engineer

Christian Lastoskie – Civil and Environmental Engineering
Vijay Pandiarajan – Ross School of Business