CertainTeed Corporation File Management System
To test the effects of our group's implementation of this new system we observed several engineers and personally tried out the new system. Each member of our group, who over the past month has become well versed in the ways of CertainTeed's filing system, was timed in retrieving blue prints from the filing room. Remember that time, legibility, and ease of the system are of the essence when an engineer rushes into the filing room to look at the blue print for a piece of machinery that has just broken down in the middle of the night. The results we retrieved are as follows:
Search time comparison for old system and new system
|Person||Old System||New System|
|Pat Stevens||11min. 32sec.||1min. 10sec.|
|Steve Bayzid||9min. 12sec.||0min. 49sec.|
|Manning Moxley||6min. 37sec.||0min. 32sec.|
|Ben Shaw||8min. 46sec.||1min. 39sec.|
|Peter Hardy||7min. 52sec.||0min. 22sec.|
|Pat Garbin||10min. 20sec.||0min. 41sec.|
We have also concluded in our comparative analysis over the past month the following pluses and minuses, of the new filing systen versus the old filing system.
|Attribute||Old System||New System|
Our competitive analysis between the old and the new methods proved beyond a shadow of a doubt to be a much more "efficient" method of filing for CertainTeed. Our results show a much quicker speed of retrieval time with the Computer Aided Design System. The CAD also proved to be easier to manipulate and much more concise and legible. The only logical reason that we can see to retain the old filing system is just for recorded keeping of the original blue prints.
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