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Center for Manufacturing Excellence
Each year, the seniors in the Haley Barbour Center for Manufacturing Excellence complete a capstone project. A team comprised of seniors in varying disciplines work to develop a business model focused on producing a specific product. This team, SEC Rivals Checkers, chose to produce wooden checker boards where each half of a board is custom to a specific SEC school. These halves were designed to be interchangeable, so a variety of different combination could be created when utilizing the product. Through initial marketing analysis, cost estimation, prototyping, and process development, the original SEC Rivals Checkers idea was developed into a finished product backed by a robust manufacturing process. After evaluating the final cost estimates of potentially making the checkerboards as products for sale, it was determined that the product would be financially feasible and profitable.
Winstead, Ward, "Center for Manufacturing Excellence Capstone Project: SEC Rivals Checkers" (2022). Honors Theses. 2677.
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