Date of Submission


Project Type

Senior Design


Department of Systems and Industrial Engineering

Primary Advisor

Dr. Adeel Khalid


The following report describes the progress made by the EJM Chain Fall Tooling Optimization Team since the In-Progress Review. The team has finalized the facility layout design for the chain fall area including the concept of operations, functional requirements, and performance specifications. The scope of the project is completing the new procedures for reducing waste and completing the AutoCAD drawing of the final design. The team researched the objectives accomplished by the new layout design. The goal of the project is to reduce the safety hazards and increase productivity. The team shifted the focus to the salvage, recycling, and waste policy for the chain fall area and the assessment time of the kits﹣kit turns, time needed to assess, amount of inventory. The team estimated the average cost of the missing kits in the chain fall area based on average tool costs. The team estimated the losses of the company for two years (2016 and 2017). Although the team has not currently finished all the cost benefit analysis for each alternative, the team has finalized the outcome of the problem-solving approach for most of the problems found in the chain fall area. The reason for this is that the team is still waiting to receive data from Siemens. After finalizing the design area, the team makes recommendations for future studies based on the limited time to finalize all the proposals made in the report.