Honors Theses

Date of Award

Spring 5-1-2022

Document Type

Undergraduate Thesis


Center for Manufacturing Excellence

First Advisor

Jeremy Griffin

Second Advisor

Eddie Carr

Third Advisor

Rick Hollander

Relational Format



The following report details work completed to improve the Viking Oven Corporation’s gas oven assembly line. The current state of the line hosts an unreliable system for packaging oven grates. Viking manufactures two types of gas ovens on the same line: open burner and closed burner. These different types require different prepackaged grates to be included in the final assembly area. Viking estimates that the wrong grates are sent to the customer ten percent of the time. The following report presents research, brainstorming, problem-solving techniques, and proposed solutions to the problem. The proposed solution would solve the problem at little to no cost for Viking Oven and save them from having to resend grates to unsatisfied customers.

Included in

Manufacturing Commons



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