Event Title

T3-E: Applications of Service Research within Industrial Engineering

Location

Dolphin

Start Date

5-3-2018 3:45 PM

Description

Motivated by Mercer University’s theme “Research that Reaches Out,” the authors composed a 2015 ASEE-SE paper investigating how industrial engineers use their skills in “Service to Humankind.” This follow on paper describes how the authors used this knowledge to pursue three service research related senior design projects for industrial engineering students.

Working with Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, a senior design team observed, analyzed and improved the process of deconstructing blighted properties. They designed and developed several improvements to the process and determined under the right conditions that deconstruction was a viable option compared to the more typical demolition approach.

A second team worked with the Macon Transit Authority to improve their bus routes inside the city. After observing the bus transportation process and analyzing data, the students developed a method to improve on-time performance by modifying the bus schedule to align with observed stop times.

A third team worked with an elementary school to reduce the throughput time and road congestion for their carpool process. The process was observed, data collected, and improvement ideas were simulated and presented to the school. A follow-on senior design project for implementing one or more improvement ideas is anticipated.

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Mar 5th, 3:45 PM

T3-E: Applications of Service Research within Industrial Engineering

Dolphin

Motivated by Mercer University’s theme “Research that Reaches Out,” the authors composed a 2015 ASEE-SE paper investigating how industrial engineers use their skills in “Service to Humankind.” This follow on paper describes how the authors used this knowledge to pursue three service research related senior design projects for industrial engineering students.

Working with Macon Area Habitat for Humanity, a senior design team observed, analyzed and improved the process of deconstructing blighted properties. They designed and developed several improvements to the process and determined under the right conditions that deconstruction was a viable option compared to the more typical demolition approach.

A second team worked with the Macon Transit Authority to improve their bus routes inside the city. After observing the bus transportation process and analyzing data, the students developed a method to improve on-time performance by modifying the bus schedule to align with observed stop times.

A third team worked with an elementary school to reduce the throughput time and road congestion for their carpool process. The process was observed, data collected, and improvement ideas were simulated and presented to the school. A follow-on senior design project for implementing one or more improvement ideas is anticipated.