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Managing Projects and Work Flow. Presenter: Mike Elsholz Company: Steelcase Inc. History: 25 years experience Engineering Project Management Test Lab Supervisor Model Shop Manager Outside interests: family, golf, football, wood working. Victor

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Managing Projects and Work Flow

  • Presenter: Mike Elsholz
  • Company: Steelcase Inc.
  • History: 25 years experience
    • Engineering
    • Project Management
    • Test Lab Supervisor
    • Model Shop Manager
  • Outside interests:
  • family, golf, football, wood working.
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Victor

Steelcase's history of innovation and sustainability began 100 years ago with Victor, a metal wastebasket designed to reduce fires caused by ashes in wicker wastebaskets.

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Presentation Outline

  • based on my recent Model Shop transformation/move
  • Business Strategy and Objective
  • Shop Layout
    • Strategy
    • Workflow
  • Project Tracking
    • Use of a database
  • Procedures and Safety

Questions are welcome

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Identify your business:

    • What do you do
    • Who are your customers
    • What is your focus
    • What is your core competencies (areas of strength)
    • What is your work environment
    • Functional model vs. soft visual models
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Steelcase CDC

Opportunity for Reinvention

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Opportunity for Reinvention

  • We were planning to move out of CDC
    • Should the model shop move
    • Disband, move as is, move and modify
    • Shop size (sq. footage)
  • Evaluated who we are
  • What we wanted to be
  • Determined our strengths
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Who we are

  • An internal shop of a large Corporation
  • Support New Product Development
  • Our Customers are
    • Engineers/Designers
    • Show rooms
    • Mock-ups for customers
    • Facilities
    • Sales
    • Other
  • Philosophy on Modeling
    • Build to learn
    • Build it, see it, touch it
    • Repetitive model builds
    • Visual and factual
    • Hands on modeling (design and engineering)
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We Focused on our Capabilities

  • core competencies
    • Sheet metal
    • Upholstery
    • Wood
    • Painting
    • Welding
    • Assembly
  • other areas
    • Machining
    • CNC milling
    • 3D printing
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Outsourced Capabilities

    • CNC milling
    • 3D printing
    • Casting
    • Molding; vacuum, injection, …
model shop reinvention
Model Shop Reinvention

Mission statement:

An integral component of New Product Development that is a collaborating part of Design and Engineering thinking. Making design ideas tangible and assessable through quality modeling and providing hands on learning. A part of the building of intelligence in new product development. Designing and modeling on the edge of solvability.

Objectives:

  • Build models collaboratively
  • Providing input and feedback on product designs
  • A source of knowledge
  • Continuously improving turnaround time of prototypes, Excel
  • Can do attitude (not limited)
  • Easy to work with
  • Problem solvers
  • Versatile team with large skill set and experience
  • Agile/Flexible
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Principles

Modeling makes Design thinking tangible and assessable. A part of the building of intelligence in new product development.

Modeling as method for hands on learning is integral to New Product Development and the collaboration between Design and Engineering thinking.

Modeling is a means to defining the edge of solvability.

Modeling is a tool, as drawing is a tool, and requires immediate and dynamic accessibility.

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RECOMMENDATION:

It is critical for New Product Development to have a Model Shop located in close proximity to PD&L where product development is being controlled and design decisions are being reviewed and made. The new Model Shop will have the appropriate capabilities and capacity to adequately support new product development. It needs to be staffed with talented, creative, forward thinking Model Makers that can work in a professional and collaborative environment that fosters creativity. These individuals must be able to interact and share ideas with co-workers, Designers and Engineers. The Environment needs to be conducive to creativity , learning and support a collaborative work space.

BENEFITS:

  • Improves PD&L development time lines through faster turnaround on prototyping builds.
  • Improves cycle time on learning cycles which improves PD&L intelligence.
  • Control of our design confidentiality and intellectual property
  • Improves the collaboration between the development teams and the Model Makers which provides better designs from increase learning .
  • Control over Priorities (i.e. “HOT” emergency jobs)

NEGATIVES:

  • Larger move cost (relative to a Basic Shop).
  • Larger utility and overhead cost (relative to a Basic Shop).

NOTES; Recommendation is based on analysis of our experiences of outsourcing and discussions with leaders with in PD&L (Engineering and Design Directors).

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Work Flow

  • Let’s look at our work flow

order

machining

assembly

3D

wood

Completion $$$

restructuring work flow layout

Restructuring Work Flow & Layout

What is your work environment?

How do you work?

Individually/independently

Collaborative

Creative

Hands on

Teams

the process we used

The process we used

Analyze your current layout

Involve your Team

Analyze by area

What works well

What does not well

Wish list

Pros/Cons

Prioritize Requirements

how

work flow and shop layout steelcase

Work Flow and Shop LayoutSteelcase

new

Our focus was on collaboration and interaction (high to low)

High

Office

Benches and assembly area

Sheet metal

Upholstery

Wood

Low

welding

painting

Machining

Rapid Prototyping

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Engineering

Design

marketing

concept shop

Concept Shop

Rapid learnings

Hands on modeling

Designer and Engineering

project tracking
Project Tracking
  • How do you track your projects?
    • Use of work requests – mini form
    • Spread sheets
    • Electronic vs. paper
  • What information do you want to track?
    • Cost
    • Timing
    • Status of projects
    • Work flow
    • Completion
    • Reports
database
Database
  • Use of a database can help track work requests, cost, status of work, communication with customer and reports.
  • Assign work request to team leads or model makers
database steelcase
DatabaseSteelcase
  • We currently are using MS Access as our data base
    • Readily available
    • But has limitations
    • Need some training
  • We are in the process of changing to SAP
    • It our company standard
    • It’s powerful
    • But can be more than you need
    • Need training
new database c riteria
New Database Criteria

Improve target areas:

  • Visibility
  • communication
  • Tracking
  • Through put
  • Ease of filling out request, adding tasks, split orders
new database c riteria1
New Database Criteria

adding tasks and split orders

request

Sheet metal

Model maker

Model maker 2

outsource

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New Database Criteria

Work Order/ Request

  • Generate unique number per work order
  • Our work instructions
  • Require: Name, Phone and email
  • Date Needed
  • Cost Center#, WBS#
  • Cost Center Owner
  • Back up Person and Phone#
  • Cost Estimate requested (auto email back to requester)
  • Work Instructions (similar to current)
    • Wood
    • Sheet Metal (s/m)
    • 3D Printing
    • General Model Making
  • Drawings/Prints, Data files linked to WO to include Rev. level
  • Easy work request creation (Auto Population) of new WO and for add on
    • i.e. Button on original WO that uses pertinent information (use of an extension or new request number)
  • Auto Message (email) as to which Model Maker was assigned
  • Auto Message (email) when Work Order completed
  • Bar code generated and assigned to each W.O. for tracking purposes
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New Database Criteria

Database Requirements

  • Houses Work Order
  • IP Protection
  • Storage (Data, Prints) 5 years
  • Attach and store prints and pictures
  • Scanned PDF
  • Legacy Data Base
    • Keep?
    • How long?
    • Where?
    • Or convert to our New Database

Cross Charge/Finance Team (SAP)

  • Track labor hours and cross charge each month to Cost Center & WBS
  • Track material costs and cross charge each month to Cost Center &WBS
  • Track outsourced costs and cross charge each month to Cost Center & WBS
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New Database Criteria

Tracking: Through Shop/Process/Department

  • What do we Track, (outsource, split order, Process Paint, Weld, Laser, % completed, who is currently working on it)
    • Auto email sent to requester each time the status is updated.
    • % complete is updated each day
  • How do we track it (Scan Bar?) scanner throughout the shop
  • Model Maker notes and activity of project captured on Work Order(story)
  • Who sees it (Transparency, Process, on Touch Screen) i.e.. Requester, Model Maker, Cost Center owner
  • Tie Purchase Orders to Work Orders
  • Time/hours work on each job (similar to today)
    • Need to output to Finance
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New Database Criteria

Reports

  • Cost by Requester , Person, Cost Center, WBS#, Supplier, In-house, Outsource, and Project Name (Same as Today)
  • We Want Monthly Reports on (General Performance)
    • Number or requests
    • On Time
    • Outsourced
    • Cost to (Requester/Model Shop/Hours)
    • Quality
    • Jobs on the Floor
    • Projects
  • Is every WBS# and Cost Center in SAP?
  • Controlling Data/Reports vs. open to all?
procedures and safety
Procedures and Safety
  • Set safety procedure and policy
    • Overall shop
    • Each machine
    • Consequences for not following
  • JSA
  • Safe machine operation