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Process Improvement in Action

March 23, 2016
5:45 PM to 9:00 PM
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Newlands Golf & Country Club
21025 48th Avenue
Langley, BC V3A 3M3

Improving Shop Floor Productivity

By: Jennifer Woodfine and Julia Malischewski (BCIT Business Operations Management Students)

Twice per year the BCIT Business Operations Management Program, in cooperation with our Industry Partners, places teams of students into those organizations to work on “real world” process improvement projects.

Join us on the evening of March 23rd for a look inside an actual shop floor productivity project as Julia Malischewski and Jennifer Woodfine, two BCIT Business Operations Management students, profile their Fall 2015 project which was conducted at Euroline Windows.

Jennifer and Julia will walk us though the steps that they took including:

  • Initial investigation of symptoms and agreement on scope (Terms of Reference)
  • Understanding the current process (Process Mapping)
  • Data gathering (Activity Sampling, Cycle Time Analysis)
  • Investigation of Alternatives (MOST time standards)
  • Selection of recommendations (Theory of Constraints, 5S)
  • Development of Implementation Plans
  • Presentation of action plans

Julia and Jennifer will profile how they applied tools learned in the classroom to “the real world” and how you can use the same techniques to improve your operations, or, if you prefer, how you can engage BCIT students to do similar projects at your facility.

For a preview of their presentation, please read their Project Synopsis Report which follows. 


Project Synopsis Report