Project Summary

The current material flow system of Textron System’s air vehicle production line is unstructured resulting in unnecessary material handling steps, poorly utilized space, and excess assembly time. To rectify these issues a solution was developed to optimize flow by redesigning the air vehicle layout to remove wasted movement. Additionally, the material delivery system was redesigned as a 2-Bin Kanban system using gravity flow racks and Akrobins with inlays to separate material. ­ 

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ISE Senior Design Program
Hours: 8a.m. - 5p.m.
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Matt Earnest, Director
Center for High Performance Manufacturing
Email: mearnest@vt.edu