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2019/2020 Industrial & Systems Engineering Industry-Sponsored Student Capstone Projects

Amazon Transportation Services

Local Shipper Pick Up Optimization with Box Truck

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Project Name:
Local Shipper Pick Up Optimization with Box Truck
Students:
Teerawat Chaiteerath
Ty Good
Jacob Schultz
Abigail Snyder
Kevin Tan
David Walker
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

In middle mile transportation (transportation of manufactured goods from manufacturing centers to warehouses and distribution centers) there are three types of standard trailers, including Box Trucks. Box Trucks have the advantage of being faster, easier to operate and having greater flexibility to handle different types of warehouse facilities, but also have limitations in range and volume capacity. The student team worked to understand the optimal application and route planning of Box Trucks in a regional network.

Collins Aerospace

Aircraft Cabin Empathy (ACE)

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Project Name:
Aircraft Cabin Empathy (ACE)
Students:
Veronique Biashikila
Luis Garcia Brunell
Geruine Lim
Michael Mok
Griselda Philberta
Tasha Seymour
Nic Wolff
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

Collins Aerospace is focused on adopting human centric scientific and technological innovation in interior aircraft design. This includes real space for wheel chairs, service animals, families with small children, and new levels of comfort for crew members. The student team worked to understand areas of greatest need an impact, and design an improved aircraft interior.

Goodwill

Seattle Dearborn Backroom Study

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Project Name:
Seattle Dearborn Backroom Study
Students:
Michael Chiu
Lexine Kagiyama
Austin Regier
Zante Wesley
Jacob Chan
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

Seattle Goodwill’s Dearborn store is the largest, by volume, Goodwill in the world. Several decades old, this facility has seen many transitions and currently houses a retail store, warehouse facility, production facility, and a dock which receives donated goods from several field sites. The student team worked to improve efficiency and operation in the production facility and dock.

King County Metro

Real Time Bus Arrival Predictions

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Project Name:
Real Time Bus Arrival Predictions
Students:
Aman Ankit
Brad Luong
Joseph Moran
Gol-Dann Slater
Kai Tan
Vicky Tseng
Muse Wu
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

King County Metro currently uses a linear model to predict bus arrival times, based on current position on-time performance (on-schedule, early, delay). This model is inaccurate and negatively impacts real-time arrival predictions, resulting in mismanaged customer expectations. The student team used GPS positions and known conditions along the route of travel to develop and test a predictive model to provide more accurate predictions and built a module to add to King County Metro’s current OneBusAway suite or GTFS-RT specification.

Millipore Sigma

Food Enrichment Bag Handling Solution for Food Safety Testing

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Food Enrichment Bag Handling Solution for Food Safety Testing
Students:
Andre Chacon
Nicholas Jones
Oliver Kjellgren
Rajat Singh
Maya Stuessi
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

Sample bags are commonly used in the food industry to grow bacteria in a food/media “broth” over a set period of time, until the bacteria reaches a detectable level. While sample bags are heavily used in the food industry, they are not exclusive to food and are used in many industries (i.e. pharma, medical, etc.). Unfortunately, in the food industry, there is a trend to make sample bag sizes larger and larger, increasing the weight and risks to technician safety. The larger bags result in less efficient and less ergonomic working conditions for the lab technicians. The student team worked to develop a solution to improve the long-term safety, ergonomics, and efficiency of lab technicians by assisting them in the bag handling process.

MorTech

Morgan Lens Production Improvement

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Morgan Lens Production Improvement
Students:
Yasser Ashraf Bayomi
Brandon Joannes
Trevor Tran
Ken Yamada
Jason Zhou
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

MorTech manufactures the Morgan Lens, a medical device that is used for the emergency treatment of ocular chemical burns. The product consists of two plastic components, a standard luer lock connector and a molded plastic shell (the "lens"), which are connected by a six-inch piece of small-diameter silicone tubing. Once assembled, the product is heat sealed in a PETG blister tray with a Tyvek “lid”. The student team worked to automate the assembly of the Morgan Lens, which is currently time consuming and labor intensive.

PACCAR

Warranty Claims Failure Mode Analysis

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Warranty Claims Failure Mode Analysis
Students:
Avani Bajaj
Yuhan Gao
Jundi Liu
Tianhao Xu
Faculty Adviser:
Ashis Banerjee, Assistant Professor, Industrial & Systems Engineering and Mechanical Engineering
About the Project:

PACCAR Technical Center Advanced Analytics groups warranty claims into potential product quality projects based on the identified failure modes and corrective steps. The product quality projects are used to improve product design, resolve defects, and increase customer satisfaction. An initial root cause analysis is performed to determine if it is a design, production or supplier quality issue, before the project is assigned to the appropriate teams for resolution. The student team worked to automate classification of warranty claims into failure modes using a machine learning algorithm and develop a dashboard to visualize how (based on what criteria or features) automated classification is being performed as well as whether classification performance is satisfactory or requires improvement.

Snohomish County

Improvement of Workflow Efficiency and Tracking Systems for Records Center

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Improvement of Workflow Efficiency and Tracking Systems for Records Center
Students:
Luke Barnes
Emma Cozart
Kristen Leierzapf
Kaitlin Parker
Molly Jo Sevigny
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

Keeping accurate and consistent records is a key component of quality governmental services and an essential element of public trust. The Snohomish County Records Center collects, stores, retrieves and archives information related to public services, individuals' legal status, ongoing public safety, history, governmental accountability, and so much more. In addition to aiding in the routine flow of records through storage and destruction, and providing search for and delivery of records in storage, Records Center staff manage this effort from beginning to end. The current processes used are outdated and physical. The student team worked to cost-effectively automate both digital and physical movements of records.

Sound Transit

Link Light Rail Customer Experience – Human Centered Design

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Link Light Rail Customer Experience – Human Centered Design
Students:
Nicholas Beine
TJ Gascho
TJ Marchello
Angela Nguyen
Itsumi Niyama
Zack Oakley
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

Since 1996, Sound Transit has been planning, designing, building and operating a regional high capacity transit systems from ST Express buses, SOUNDER commuter rail, LINK light rail and Bus Rapid Transit. The system is expanding and expected to serve 550,000 to 700,000 riders per weekday by 2040. One of Sound Transit’s guiding principles is customer focus. The student team worked to evaluate and improve the customers’ experience on the LINK light rail system.

Stryker

Establish More Efficient Delivery of Device Packaging Materials

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Project Name:
Establish More Efficient Delivery of Device Packaging Materials
Students:
Phillip Chang
Aaron Jeffries
Nam Pham
Linh Truong
Noah Zuniga
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

As one of the world’s leading medical technology companies, Stryker offers a diverse array of products and services in medical and surgical, neurotechnology and spine, and orthopedics to help improve patient and hospital outcomes. The student team worked to establish a milk-run for packaging materials used to box up and ship Stryker devices utilizing just-in-time kanbans with local suppliers and establishing automated vendor managed inventory. The team worked to determine how much inventory is needed, what kind of signaling the vendor will use to determine when and how much to replenish, and where and how the inventory will be stored at Stryker.

TE Connectivity

Inventory Management System

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Inventory Management System
Students:
Camden Crosby
Li Ding
Nicholas Franz
Matthew Ostrom
Sally Rim
Robert Sheffield
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

The TE Connectivity Automation Manufacturing Technology (AMT) team manages multiple complex projects at a time. Each project designs and builds customs machines, so inventory management is a key part of each project. There are often times thousands of parts that are ordered and added to the machine at different times throughout the project. The student team worked to design and implement an inventory management tool that provides a dashboard, so project leaders and designers can track their parts easily and quickly, greatly increasing the efficiency of the AMT team members.

University of Washington Facilities

Standardizing UW Facilities Best Practices within Engineering Services

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Project Name:
Standardizing UW Facilities Best Practices within Engineering Services
Students:
Alexander Chun
Vipasha Jain
Clara Na
Sherman Ng
Raeleen Tedjadinata
Faculty Adviser:
Patty Buchanan, Lecturer, Industrial & Systems Engineering
About the Project:

UW Facilities is responsible for managing the University of Washington’s buildings and infrastructure, ensuring smooth day-to-day operation. There are many different units within UW Facilities including Engineering Services (ES), Maintenance, Construction, etc. Engineering Services’ responsibilities include providing engineering support to other departments under UW Facilities as well as any faculty and student of UW, and maintaining UW’s building records and documents. The student team focused their efforts on developing a standardized process within ES and with the use of AiM among different departments. The goal of the project was to maximize Engineering Services’ value to UW Facilities.