# Final Project MM150

Topics: Root cause analysis, Motorola, Mean time between failures Pages: 5 (311 words) Published: April 20, 2015
FINAL
PROJECTMM150:
SURVEY OF
MATHEMATICS
Paula Simpson- 6/11/14

FUTURE POSITION- C.I.
MANAGER
My Responsibilities as a C.I. Manager would include
the following:
• Facilitate teams to drive improvement and
measurable goals
• Gather, analyze data to forecast where improvements
or systems need to be set 1,2,3… in the facility
• Develop Financial justification for improvements that
cost money what will the cost savings be in future
state
• Measure KPI’s and 100 % (Do it right the first time)
mentality, be a change agent for the facility
• Facilitate improvement projects are completed create
processes to achieve
sustainability(http://myoffice.conagrafoods.net/hr/Attr
act/default.aspx)

ALGEBRAIC FORMULA
TO SOLVE VOLUME
In my new position I will need to figure volume
of cans a line can produce in a 20 hour period.
v=s*m*h ( Angel, Abbott, Runde,A Survey of
Mathematics with Applications 9 th edition ,2013)
v=s*m=cans per minute* 20 hours
Speed = 428 cans per minute (optimal speed)
428 cans* 60 minutes= 25,680 cans per minute
25,680 * 20 hours = 513,600
Now we have 2 machines so what is the
capability:
513,660 *2 machines= 1,027,200 cans in 20 hours
is the capability of volume
V=1,007,200 cans

CALCULATE MTBF – MEAN
TIME BETWEEN FAILURE

To figure and determine the time between
failures on a line to help problems solve and
use root cause analysis tools to increase the
time between failures this is how I would
figure it:
MTBF= uptime (minutes in production/# of
unplanned failures
MTBF= 18,568 minutes/678
MTBF= 27.36
MTBF= 27 minutes between failure on that
line(Harry, M. J. and Lawson, R. (1990) “Six
Sigma Producibility Analysis and Process
Characterization.” Motorola University Press)

References:
( Angel, Abbott, Runde, A Survey of Mathematics with
Applications 9th edition ,2013
Harry, M. J. and Lawson, R. (1990) “Six Sigma Producibility Analysis and Process Characterization.” Motorola University Press
(http://myoffice.conagrafoods.net/hr/Attract/default.aspx)

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References: ( Angel, Abbott, Runde, A Survey of Mathematics with
Applications 9th edition ,2013
Harry, M. J. and Lawson, R. (1990) “Six Sigma Producibility Analysis and
Process Characterization.” Motorola University Press
(http://myoffice.conagrafoods.net/hr/Attract/default.aspx)
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