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Design and Analysis of Packaging Methods at PepsiCo Frito-Lay Public

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The objective of this MQP was to design a solution to address the ergonomic issues and increase sanitation during transportation of a key production line component known as a ‘former’. The rationale was to reduce time during production line changeover and minimize wear and tear on food packaging equipment. Some of the methods included axiomatic design, value stream mapping, and SolidWorks software to design the cart, as well operator feedback sessions to receive criticism on the cart iterations. Our results included a re-designed transportation cart being prototyped as well as comments about implementing and airlift. In conclusion, we designed an improvement to streamline a design for the company and save about 8% of time on the changeover, yielding a substantial profit.

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  • E-project-022819-122905
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  • 2019
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  • 2019-02-28
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