Analysis of the Electronics Department: Improving Efficiency and Standardizing Procedures

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TypeTechnical Report
Series titleLaboratory Memorandum
SubjectConsumables; Inventory; Control
AbstractA research and development facility, such as the Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT), is continuously searching for areas for improvement. With projects following a detailed schedule, and demanding the availability of facilities and highly educated personnel with ocean engineering expertise, requires an efficient environment. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the procedures, within each individual department, are operating effectively and according to predetermined standards. In order for a research and development facility to maintain its success, the evaluation of each separate facility is required. The Electronics Department previously recognized the need for change in order to run a more effective department. The evaluation of the consumables inventory control, equipment, plant layout, and a documentation requirement was a step in the right direction. This resulted in the offer of recommendations that would improve efficiency and standardize procedures in the Electronics department. The department has maintained the electronics aspect of successful ocean engineering projects for many years, but this does not imply that the operation sand procedures are the most effective. Observation from a manufacturing engineering student who has studied many aspects of industrial engineering, offers a new perspective on ideas for improvement. To continue with the commitment to improve the department, while incorporating the recommendations of this report, would greatly benefit the entire institute.
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PublisherNational Research Council Canada. Institute for Ocean Technology
PlaceSt. John's, NL
AffiliationNRC Institute for Ocean Technology; National Research Council Canada
Peer reviewedNo
NRC number6006
NPARC number8895414
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Record identifiere595d698-1391-4ba3-8ab0-cd6d3443eae5
Record created2009-04-22
Record modified2016-10-03
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