Imprint Plus - Business Consulting Project

Project Details

Project Client: Imprint Plus
Project Description: Process Improvement
Students: Anna Melnikova, Hamid Farzaneh
Term: Spring 2014
BCIT Program: Business Operations Management
Imprint Plus is a privately owned company that develops, manufactures, and distributes multiple identification products. Its signature product is the Reusable Name Badge. From March 17th 2014 to May 5th 2014, a team of BCIT students were asked to apply Lean Principles toward identifying optimal production plant layout, which minimizes unnecessary movement, streamlines process flow and provide better space utilization.

The purpose of the project is to investigate inefficiencies with the current production plant layout at Imprint Plus and provide recommendations for improvements.

The Project Team used a PDCA problem solving cycle to investigate the current symptoms at Imprint Plus and integrate daily activities to achieve project deliverables. The Project Team conducted employee and management interviews, process mapping, and cause and effect analysis to understand the symptoms affecting the current plant layout and provide recommendations.

The Project Team has provided the following recommendations:
By implementing the recommended solutions, Imprint Plus will benefit from minimizing employees travel time between production, scheduling, replenishment, and shipping areas by approximate 285 hours per year, which results in annual saving of $7,150. Also the company will use the current warehouse space creatively and efficiently.