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Facility Layout and Production Flow Plan
TSM 416 Technology Capstone Projects
  • Collin Christensen, Iowa State University
  • Devin Dean, Iowa State University
  • Gerard Hoskins, Iowa State University
  • Jon Westmoe, Iowa State University
  • Joseph R. Vanstrom, Iowa State University
  • Jacek A. Koziel, Iowa State University
Publication Date
Course Number and Title
TSM 416: Technology Capstone
Agricultural and Biosystems Engineering
Industrial Technology (Christensen, Dean, Hoskins, Westmoe)
Joseph R. Vanstrom and Jacek A. Koziel
Problem Statement

Puck Enterprises is considering a facility expansion project to better utilize product flow. Incorporate new machinery in a projected building layout to better utilize space. The company is expanding from a small town Iowa Company to a large scale Agricultural facility in the Midwest. Currently provide custom designed manure spreaders to a wide variety of local farmers. They are not a publicly traded company. Their stakeholders are within the company. They service farmers throughout the state of Iowa. The presence they hold in Iowa is with spreaders and pump systems. Their product flow is poorly laid out within the facility, which causes conflicts within the production line. They do not have enough space to hold all of the products and desired equipment for the continued growth of the company. They are trying to create a more setline of machines and are diverting from custom builds. During the transition, there is no set cost constraints. They are losing time and money not being able to produce products at their maximum efficiency rate. There are no companies to our knowledge that are in the same circumstances as Puck Enterprises. The development of the facility layout is facilitating their own product and process needs.

Citation Information
Collin Christensen, Devin Dean, Gerard Hoskins, Jon Westmoe, Joseph R. Vanstrom and Jacek A. Koziel. Facility Layout and Production Flow Plan. Final Report. TSM 416 Technology Capstone Project, April 28, 2017.