Institute of Industrial Mission:
Engineers The Mission of the Detroit Chapter
is to promote the advancement of
Chapter 47 Industrial Engineering by providing
NEWSLETTER professional development
information and resources to our
Detroit, Michigan customers.
Volume 45, No. 3 June and July, 2001 Visit us on the web http:// www.iiedetroit.org
President Tuesday, June 19th
Vito Wasniewski, INFOnetics
Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing
Tej Jhamb, Budd Company
- Why did The Budd Company decide to pursue Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma approach?
Jayant Trewn, Lason Systems
(248) 526-1800 - How was the “The Budd Production System” developed ?
- See photographic examples of the Budd Production System implementation.
Bob Fitzgerald, General Motors
(810) 947-4658 Speaker: Kirk Fink, Division Manager of Continuous Improvement
Matt Fahnestock, Ernst & Young Date: Tuesday, June 19, 2001
Time: 5:30 pm registration begins
Bob Inman, GM R&D Center 6:00 - 7:30 pm presentation
Location: Located at 1850 Research Drive, Troy (east of Stephenson Hwy and
Newsletter Editor V.P.
Ron Brzuch, Ford
north of Maple Road). Enter from Maple Road only.
(313) 337-8385 See map on page 4.
Public Relations V.P. Constraints: No cameras. Limited attendance to 30. This is not a plant tour.
Crystal Rogers, General Motors Cost: No cost. Pizza and refreshments will be served.
RSVP: by June 14th, to our IIE VOICEMAIL (313) 438-0205.
Carolyn Nguyen, General Motors
Advertising V.P. Sunday, July 22nd
Greg Andrysiak, TRW Inc.
Sunday Afternoon Golf Outing
Dean Pyers, General Motors
at Sylvan Glen Municipal Golf Course in Troy
- It doesn’t matter how proficient are you in golf!
Bijay Nayak, AAM - Come by yourself to join a foursome. Bring a friend. All are welcome!
- See Sylvan Glen on the web at http://ci.troy.mi.us/parks/SylvanGlen/SylvanGlen.html
Vinod Chauhan, Visteon
Date: Sunday July 22, 2001
Tee Time: Contact Vito Wasniewski for details at 248-372-4855
Doug Rogers, General Motors Location: 5725 Rochester Road
(248) 696-3865 Corner of Rochester Road and Square Lake Road in Troy
Administration V.P. See map on page 8.
RSVP: by July 16th
Affiliate Council V.P.
Saeed Ahmad, Mobility Tech Center
University Liaison V.P. TABLE OF CONTENTS
Rich Anderson, Daimler-Chrysler
(810) 497-1328 Chapter President’s Message ......2 June Meeting Notice…….…… 4/5
Upcoming Meetings .....................2 July Meeting Notice……….……. 5
University of Michigan - Ann Arbor
Shane Henderson [advisor] - (734) 763-3459
Chapter Activity Report ...........… 3 Membership Report .....................6
University of Michigan - Dearborn Membership Activities .................3 Career Development ....................6
Munna Kacchal (a dvisor) - (313) 593-5053
Wayne State University Additional Maps for Meetings.......8
Leslie Monplaisir [advisor] - (313) 875-3412
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Chapter President’s Message website has a new look. We have a full schedule of
programs and plant tours. Our quality surveys continually
by Vito Wasniewski tell us what we are doing right, and what our members
want out of the local chapter. With additional support
What’s Up in the BIG D? (Dallas!!)
from the national organization each member should
realize increased value and benefit from their IIE
Something is going at IIE. I attended the
national conference in Dallas, and its
important to note that change is in the
Please contact me if you have any suggestions on how the
air. The presentations were great. The
chapter can be improved or questions about the many
people were interesting. And there is a
programs mentioned above. Please check the website at
desire at the national level for the
www.iiedetroit.or g and send an email or call me directly.
society to better serve everyone’s
needs – members, chapters, and the
Lastly, I want to thank all of those that attended the
conference from Detroit. It’s always great to meet others
from your home when you are away for a few days.
By attending various events at the conference I learned
about several initiatives that are being undertaken to
achieve the goals that were stated above. The areas that
are being developed are:
Up Coming Meetings
IT Systems Improvements for members
Chapter Self-service August—The Harbour Report
Web-site redesign Jim Harbour, at the Gazebo. The date of this
Solutions website meeting will be set soon after the world renown
Society Communications to members
yearly automotive productivity report is published.
Encourage Lifelong Learning of members
Mindbuilder – "Live" seminars on the web September 11, Budd Stamping Plant Tour &
Digiscript – virtual library of seminars Lean Manufacturing Presentation
Self-study - Interactive web-training No cameras, limited attendance to 30, lunch is
Open Access Forum for all members provided. 12141 Charlevoix Avenue, Detroit (West
FREE signup for IE networking communities of Conner and South of Mack Avenue). Next to DC
(these used to be $25 each) Jeep Assembly Plant. Introduction 11:30 am,
Encourage Professional Registration followed by plant tour and winding up with a Lean
Encourage International membership Manufacturing presentation.
Leverage sister societies – i.e. SAVE
October 9, Joint Meeting with SAVE Int’l
While the above initiatives focus on providing value to Stay tuned for a joint meeting between the Detroit
members – NOW! It was often heard that the Institute Chapter IIE and the Greater Michigan Chapter of
will do more to "promote the accomplishments of IIE SAVE International (SAVE is devoted to the
members." Basically, let people know that IE’s do a lot advancement and promotion of Value Engineering
for industry, society, and people. (VE) in the management of business & government.
Marlin Thomas, the new president of IIE (and a former
November, Project of the Year from PMI - The
resident of Michigan and graduate from the University of
Michigan) provided some context for the above Visteon Transition
improvements. Operationally there were many The Great Lakes Chapter of Project Management
improvements (structure of the board, the society’s Institute (PMI) is proud to announce that Decision
constitution, systems, etc.) these were much to exciting in Consultants, Inc. has earned chapter- level Project of
this column. Marlin’s most significant goal this year is to the Year honors for the Visteon Transition Project.
grow membership by 15%. Through growth, IIE will be
better able to serve all of us. December, Inauguration and Holiday Party
I believe that the Detroit chapter has started this year with
the same spirit of change to serve its membership. Our
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Chapter Activity Report Automotive Products Group.
by Dr. Bijay Nayak February 2001 IIE Solutions: Professors Mayuram
Krishnan and Judith Olson of the University of
The IIE Detroit Chapter held 6 Board of Directors Michigan collaborated on a project to find that close
meetings since January 2001. quarters can double productivity.
The Program Committee organized following interesting
programs in April and May 2001: Did you see who was at the IIE International Conference
in Dallas? Thanks to Dean Pyers for the photographs.
1. Material Engineering Logistics – Using Static &
Dynamic Simulation, by R. Stephen Milley and
Jeffrey Liss on April 19, 2001.
2. Quality and Effective Problem Solv ing for the New
Millennium, by Christopher P. LaMothe from
General Motors on May 22, 2001.
The Program Committee has organized a joint chapter
meeting with Society of American Value Engineers
(SAVE), Greater Michigan Chapter in October 2001.
The details of topic and venue will be available in due
At the Banquet Hall are Swatantra Kachhal, Marlin Thomas
Tej Jhamb, Executive Vice President raised $ 2305 (incoming IIE President, native of Monroe Michigan and graduate
charitable funds through Arya Samaj Greater Detroit of UM Dearborn), Vito Wasniewski, Dave Sharma (Parkdale
Michigan to donate to earthquake victims in India in Pharmaceuticals in Rochester) and Dean Pyers.
March 2001 which shows great commitment of IIE
Detroit Chapter to community services.
IIE International Conference 2001 was attended by Vito
Wasniewski, Dean Pyers and many o ther IIE Detroit
Chapter members in May 2001. Vito Wasniewski also
attended Leadership Training Workshop during the
conference. Overall April and May 2001 were hectic
months full of activities for IIE Detroit Chapter
Finally if you have any news items of note, things such
as member promotions, activities, awards, publications,
or projects of interest to the general membership, please Enjoying the opening night reception at Eddie Deen's Ranch in
contact Dr. Bijay Nayak at Phone : 248-299-6400, Fax : downtown Dallas.
248-475-4663, E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org.
Attendees saw unusual
spectator sports, like
May 2001 IIE Solutions: Detroit Chapter honors two Seen in Dallas at the 2001 IIE Solutions Conference:
members. Richard Krasnow was given the chapter’s
Distinguished Service Award and Andrea Lechowicz Lusine Baghdasaryan Dr. Charu Chandra
received the chapter’s annual Irv Otis Scholarship. Ron Crabtree Dr. Munna Kachhal
Don Lee Jingshan Li
March 2001 IIE Solutions: U of M - Ann Arbor, named Dean Pyers Gurdev Sharma
Lawrence M. Seiford, Ph.D., chairman of industrial Vito Wasniewski
and operations engineering. Foamex International Inc.
selected Ronald Phillips as VP of sales for its Will we see you in Orlando in May, 2002?
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Tuesday, June 19th Sunday July 22nd
Six Sigma & Lean Sunday Afternoon
Manufacturing Golf Outing
at Sylvan Glen
Six Sigma / Lean Manufacturing
Enjoy a day in the sun. Come by yourself and join a
Budd Company, Plastics Division foursome or bring your friends. Contact Vito Was-
niewski at 248-372-4855 for tee times and details.
No cameras, limited attendance to 30.
Sylvan Glen Municipal Golf Course on the web at
Located at 1850 Research Drive, Troy (east of Ste-
phenson Hwy and north of Maple Road). Enter from
Maple only. See map on opposite page.
Greens and Rental Fees
The presenter is Kirk Fink, with 20 years experience
Weekend Greens Fees:
in both consumer goods and automotive, currently 18 holes - resident $19.00
the Division Manager of Continuous Improvement. 18 holes - nonresident 27.00
18 holes - Senior 14.00
9 holes - resident 13.00
1. Introductions 9 holes - nonresident 17.00
9 holes - Senior 10.00
2. Why did The Budd Company decide to pur- Rentals
sue Lean Manufacturing / Six Sigma ap- 18 holes - electric/gas car $26.00
proach Seniors 18.00
9 holes - electric/gas car 16.00
3. How was the “The Budd Production System” Seniors 11.00
developed Pull carts 2.50
4. What is The Budd Production System Lockers - daily 2.00
Lockers - yearly 40.00
5. Implementation of The Budd Production Sys- Outing surcharge $1.00
tem at the Plastics Division
6. Photographic examples of the Budd Produc-
tion System implementation
- 5S / Visual Factory Management
- Single Minute Exchange of Dies
- Kaizen Events
- Six Sigma Project
7. Outcome of the implementation at Plastics Di-
vision (Lean Measurable)
8. Lessons Learned
9. Questions and Answers
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-- Additional Facilities: Travel (25-30%) to other company fa-
Membership Report cilities to study processes and facilities, and recommend changes
4/01/2001- 6/01/2001 as needed. Extend the successful improvements implemented at
the main plan to other facilities.
BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE:
Mr. Christopher J. Miller Mr. Ronald S. Crabtree
Mr. David A. Howey Mr. Brian V. Klear Education: BS in Industrial Engineering or BS/BA and 10 years
Mr. Daniel L. Rolka Mr. Henry Scheil Industrial Engineering experience.
Mrs. Alicia L. Smith Mr. Ivan J. Streeten
Experience, Knowledge and Skills: 5 years IE experience (10
TRANSFERS INTO THIS CHAPTER years if not a BSIE). Experience performing Industrial Engineer-
ing functions in an aircraft assembly line environment. Strongly
Mr. Bhaskar Parameswaran FROM: Univ. of Texas El Paso prefer that experience has been obtained working in an aircraft
Mr. Saed M. Salhieh FROM: Wayne State University maintenance facility studying work flow, scheduling, and plan-
Mr. Chad L. Shaffer FROM: University of Michigan ning and their relationship to contractual requirements and per-
Ms. Angela K. Slayton FROM: University of Michigan formance. Candidate must have capability to analyze aircraft
Ms. Carie A. Smith FROM: Philadelphia (PA) hangar operations to determine if efficiencies can be gained in
aircraft movement, station layout, material flow, planning proc-
esses, or functional testing.
Career Development CONTACT:
INDUSTRIAL ENGINEER Fax: 949-474-2204
A well-established provider of maintenance, repair, and over-
haul (MRO) services in the aerospace industry intends to hire
an Industrial Engineer [IE] to increase efficiencies in their three
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and will be based in the Southeast, with occasional travel to study experience in material handling. Due to the confidentiality
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military and commercial aircraft. and the range, 70-80k, three to five years experience. Find out
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PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES: and calling me direct at 360-474-0122. Thank you for your kind
response, this is a major opportunity that should not be over-
The IE must produce the following critical actions and results: looked.
-- Assessment: Develop a familiarity with facilities, functions, Mal Callan, VP Randolph and Associates
and processes including considerable www.randolphandassociates.com
interaction with plant employees develop an understanding of
the business. ===================
-- Prioritization: Work with VP of Engineering and the VP of If any Chapter member would like to post a job opening or
Operations to prioritize areas that warrant situation wanted, please contact: Greg Andrysiak at (248)
-- Investigation: Conduct a thorough investigation of prioritized
areas to determine where efficiencies can
-- Recommendations: Formalize observations and analyses into
a report to senior management, and
confer with senior management on recommended changes.
-- Implementation: Manage the implementation of improve-
ments, and continue to observe and fine tune
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Tuesday, June 19th Sunday, July 22nd
Six Sigma & Lean Manufacturing Sunday Afternoon Golf Outing
Budd Company, Plastics Division, Sylvan Glen Municipal Golf Course,
1850 Research Drive in Troy , MI 48083 5725 Rochester Road, Troy, MI
(eas t of Stephenson Hwy and north of Maple Road) Corner of Roche ster Road and Square Lake Road
Enter from Maple Road only.
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