Facilities Design and Cellular Manufactoring

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Grant Support
Personnel
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Description


This research is has produced a number of practical methods for the design or redesign of cellular manufacturing facilities, including:

 

Grant Support


1.    “Operations Analysis and Plant Layout/Facilities Redesign Studies,” Ferro Electronics Materials, Niagara Falls, NY; $9,943 (Feb. 2001 – March 2001); co-PI Rajan Batta; One student supported.

2.    “Production Operational Assessment,” Gaymar Industries, Orchard Park, NY with SPIR/TCIE; $11,549 (July 2000); co-PI Victor Paquet.

3.    International supplement “Facility Layout (Re)Design Using Planar and Network Location Approaches,” (see item 9) National Science Foundation, DMII Operations Research and Production Systems program, $14,000, (June 2000 – December 2000); co-Principal Investigator Rajan Batta.

4.    REU supplement “Aisle Capacity Modeling in Layout Analysis,” (see item 9) National Science Foundation, DMII Operations Research and Production Systems program, $10,000, (June 1999 – May 2000); co-Principal Investigator Rajan Batta. Two undergraduate students supported.

5.    “Operational Analysis and Facility Redesign Studies,” Republic Drug Company, Buffalo, NY with SPIR/TCIE; $13,534 (May – July 1999); Two students supported.

6.    “Operational Analysis and Facility Design Studies,” Imaging and Sensing Technology, Horseheads, NY with SPIR/TCIE; $17,042 (October – December 1998); Two students supported.

7.    “Operational Assessment: Facility Layout and Process Flow,” Milward Alloys Inc., Lockport, NY with SPIR/TCIE; $10,239 (August – September 1998); One students supported.

8.    “Facility Design and Automation,” A Lunt Design Inc., Orchard Park, NY with SPIR/TCIE; $6,518 (April -May 1998); One student supported.

9.    “Facility Layout (Re)Design Using Planar and Network Location Approaches,” National Science Foundation, DMII Operations Research and Production Systems program, $265,507, (June 1998 – May 2001); co-Principal Investigator Rajan Batta (PI). Two students supported.

10.    “Facility Design Simulation Studies,” Graphic Controls Corp., Buffalo, NY with SPIR/TCIE; $21,070 (February-March 1998); co-PI Rajan Batta. Four students supported.

11.    “Facility Layout for High-bay Assembly and Sheet-Metal Areas,” Gemcor Inc., West Seneca, NY through TCIE; $6,057 (August 1997). One student supported in summer.

12.    “Layout and Productivity Improvements at AVX Corporation,” AVX Corp., Myrtle Beach, SC through TCIE; $4,409; co-PI L. Lin (June 1997).

13.    “Facility Layout under Cyclical Demand,” Gemcor Inc., Buffalo, NY through TCIE; $8,636 with 50% credit to Industrial Engineering (June 1996 – July 1996). One student supported in summer.

14.    “Virtual Tour of Facilities Design using Multimedia,” faculty grant program for developing instructional modules using Authorware, Instructional Technology Services, ASCIT, SUNY, software valued at $400 (June 1996).

15.    “Assessment of Layout Design for Praxair’s New Turbine Assembly Facility,” Praxair, Inc.; $1,040, co-Principal Investigator L. Lin (October 1995).

16.    “Tool Room Layout Assessment at American Axle,” American Axle and Manufacturing, Tonawanda, NY through TCIE; $8,548, co-PI with R. Batta and L. Lin  (August 1994).

17.    “Preliminary Facility Assessment at Buffalo Weaving and Belting,” Buffalo Weaving and Belting, Buffalo, NY through TCIE; $1,080 (July 1994).

18.    “Plant Layout at R.D. Murray,” R.D. Murray Fire Apparatus, Hamburg, NY through TCIE; $2,738 (January 1994).

19.    “Optimal Facility Design and Cycle Time Reduction for Antenna Assembly,” Investigator, $137,175 project funded by Westinghouse Corporation and MIPS, (Phase I : August 1991 – July 1992) (PIs Drs. G. Harhalakis and I. Minis at University of Maryland).

20.    “Optimal Facility Design and Cycle Time Reduction for Antenna Assembly,” Investigator, $143,015 project funded by Westinghouse Corporation and MIPS, (Phase II : August 1992 – July 1993) (PIs Drs. G. Harhalakis and I. Minis at University of Maryland).

 
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