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Chris C

- Research Program Mentor

MBA Master of Business Administration


Business, Sports Analytics, Engineering, Basic Finance, Communication/Public Speaking

Project ideas

Project ideas are meant to help inspire student thinking about their own project. Students are in the driver seat of their research and are free to use any or none of the ideas shared by their mentors.

Improving Efficiency in Manufacturing by Minimizing Waste

Waste is detrimental to any process and ubiquitous in manufacturing. Lean principles like eliminating wasted movement, 5S (sort, straighten shine, standardize, and sustain), value stream mapping, and work-cell design can reduce waste. Each of these principles can also be applied to every day tasks such as cooking a meal in your kitchen. Statistical tools help to determine if changes to processes have been successful. Six Sigma provides a standard set of statistical analysis that can measure if a significant change has been made. Once again, these tools are not limited to manufacturing but could be applied in a variety of projects.

Coding skills

R, basic Python

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