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Unformatted text preview: Comput er Lab Study Repor t ak 2009 Far r ah Vijayan Table of Contents- Table of Contents 2- Executive Summary . . 3 - Forward .... 5- Background Information . 6- Problem Statement 7 Page | 2 - Assumptions 8- Solution Methodology .. 10- Results of Analysis / Proposed Layout 14- Problems Encountered . 16- Conclusion and Recommendations . 17- Appendix . 19 Page | 3 Executive Summary_________________ The main computer lab in the Allison Road Classroom Building (ARC) on Busch Campus is one of the most frequently used in all of Rutgers University with students often finding themselves having to wait to use one of the computers there. The following report analyzes the lab with regards to computer usage and the physical layout in order to address this issue. This study was conducted using various work sampling techniques as well as through layout analysis and the application of work simplification concepts. The objective was to determine an ideal time to use the lab and to ultimately eliminate any time that was spent waiting to use a computer by implementing more computer terminals in order to accommodate more students. Because computers are not always readily available due to constant activity throughout the day, the first part of this study focused on determining a time - or times - when a person could go to the lab and would essentially be guaranteed a Page | 4 computer to use. In order to perform this task, observations were taken each day of the school week during hours of operation by recording how many computers were not being occupied at a given time. After compiling this data and analyzing the results, it was observed that the lab experienced the most activity in the middle of the day typically when the majority of students classes are scheduled. Therefore, the day typically when the majority of students classes are scheduled....
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This note was uploaded on 03/24/2011 for the course INDUSTRIAL 540 taught by Professor Albin during the Spring '11 term at Rutgers.

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