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The analyzing the manufacturing process of an engineering product
Overview: This is an individual assignment on analyzing the manufacturing process of an engineering product.
Your report should include the following sections:
a. What company are you researching? Where are they located?
b. Why did you choose this manufacturer/firm?
a. Product: Describe the products being manufactured. For a traditional manufacturer this will be the “parts” or “assemblies” they produce. For an engineering firm this may be completed product lines, building projects, tests, or project reports. Describe a specific part or product you’ll focus on for your quantitative analysis (see below).
b. Process: Describe the steps of the manufacturing/engineering process for the product you chose above. Draw a picture or flowchart to show every step from raw material entering the factory to finished goods leaving. For each step, list the equipment, tools, and people involved in that step.
c. Safety: Describe potential safety hazards at the factory and with this specific process.
3. Roles and Responsibilities:
a. Firstly, describe the different types of engineering involved, and their functions in this process.
b. Secondly, list all of the different roles (technical and non-technical) that might be present at the facility.
c. Thirdly, if you were to work for this company, what role would you want to have and why?
4. Quantitative Analysis:
Use what ever data you are able to find to answer the questions below. Be sure to show your assumptions, equations, and calculations (with units!) to get to your results. For all three questions, choose a single part or product produced.
a. Production Rate: Research the production rate of the chosen product. This could be units per hour, per day, per month…
i. Firstly, find or estimate the number of employees at the company and calculate how many parts are produced per employee
ii. Secondly, calculate the number of parts produced in an 8-hr shift by one employee.
iii. Thirdly, calculate the number of parts produced in a working year by one employee.
iv. Finally, calculate the number of parts produced by the entire company in a working year (this is your annual volume)
b. Raw Material Usage:
i. Identify one of the raw materials used in the production process of this part.
ii. Estimate the amount of this raw material that goes into a single part.
iii. Estimate the amount of scrap or waste for this raw material.
iv. Based on your annual estimated volume above, what total quantity of this raw material would be used in one year?
v. If a truck can carry 40,000 lbs of cargo, how many truckloads of this raw material would be used in one year?
c. Revenue and Profit:
i. Based on your estimated annual volume, what is the total sales ($) for this product in one working year?
ii. If the business makes a 20% margin on this product, what are their total expenses for this product in one working year?
iii. What is the total profit for this product in one working year?
a. What did you learn about manufacturing or engineering from this quantitative analysis?
b. What follow-up questions (about the product, process, company, or quantitative analysis) would you want to ask if you could interview the company?