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Continuous Improvement

This Tauber project focused on Mastronardi’s largest distribution center in Livonia, Michigan. Mastronardi  Produce is interested in achieving operational excellence through lean methodologies, and the objective of the project was to evaluate and introduce operational improvements through multiple lean kaizen events.

The objectives of the events were to reduce waste and establish new standards of work while focusing on safety, customer service, product utilization and cost. These kaizen events aim not only to make immediate improvements but also to create a lean culture where the employees are empowered to make change.

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Maxwell Boyin - EGL (BSE/MSE Industrial and Operations Engineering)

Eun Jung Shin - Master in Supply Chain Management

Vivek Vijayan - Master in Supply Chain Management


Faculty Advisors

Kyle Handley - Ross School of Business

Oleg Gusikhin - College of Engineering


Project Sponsors

Carlos Colier - Head of Continuous Improvement

Butch Demers - Vice President Operations

Tony Woodrow - Director of US Operations

Jennifer Evangelist - Director, Program Management Office

Project Photos

2016 Sunset team onsite