September 3, 2019
Industrial engineering student earns third place in paper competition
Madison Tischhauser, senior in industrial engineering, was awarded third place in the Institute of Industrial and Systems Engineers 2019 Annual Conference and Expo paper competition.
Tischhauser and six other students from the industrial and manufacturing systems engineering department at Kansas State University attended the three-day conference in May in Orlando.
Tischhauser's conference paper, "Assembly Line Improvement Project for Great Plains Manufacturing of Salina, Kansas," was inspired by her summer internship with Great Plains Manufacturing. In developing a method to assess production capacity, a bottleneck in the process was identified. This bottleneck was then diffused by creating a new work station, shifting workers and evenly distributing the workload. Through this project, the company could save an estimated average of $75,308 per year without the addition of another worker.