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Improving Labor Productivity in the Chesterfield Plastics Plant Assembly Department

Stanley Engineered Fastening is seeking to improve the labor productivity of their Chesterfield plant plastic assembly department by 20 to 30%. The Tauber team was tasked to investigate immediate and continuous improvement opportunities through lean and smart factory tools, as well as develop an outsourcing strategy.

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Student Team:

Moses Pezarkar - Master of Engineering in Manufacturing

Ziyan Xu - Master of Engineering in Manufacturing


Project Sponsors:

Nate Dietrich - Industry 4.0 Deployment Manager, North America

Sherry Lee - Plant Manager

Andrew McEvoy - Lean Manufacturing Engineer

Jason Stone- Manufacturing/Launch Engineer


Faculty Advisors:

Ravi Anupindi - Ross School of Business

Matt Gibson - College of Engineering

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