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PMINJ 2007 June Meeting 

17 June 2007 - Whippany - Birchwood Manor

Spiral Freezer
Jefferson Township

PDP Information

Program Number: C020-19062007
Student Paper of the Year - Project Speedy Cool-zales: The BOC Spiral Freezer Redesign
Category Type: 3 
Subject Areas 
Knowledge: 10 
Process: 06
Application/Specific Interest Groups: 30 
Activity Sponsor: PMINJ Chapter (C020)
PDUs: - 1.5
Leadership - 0.0
Strategic - 0.0
Technical - 1.5

Project Speedy Cool-zales: The BOC Spiral Freezer Redesign

Presented by the Minus 40 Project Team: Suzanne Mutz-Darwell, Damian Bucovsky, Robert Cain, Thomas D’Eletto, Shakeel Munshi 

Amidst today’s growing concerns about e.coli, salmonella, and other outbreaks of food-borne illnesses, our 2007 Student Project of the Year winner, Project Speedy Cool-zales, takes on special significance.  The project involved a re-design of BOC’s cornerstone product, the cryogenic spiral freezer, used in the food services industry.  Driven by market demands, modifications had to be made to the current freezer design such that it would meet more stringent sanitation requirements imposed by new legislation, while offering improved operational efficiencies and maintaining or increasing market-share.  The Minus 40 team analyzed all aspects of the project, from the business plan to the “triple” constraint, as well as application of the softer skills such as team-building, management styles, and communications.  Not only did the project face technological challenges, but there was an added layer of risk as the BOC Group is in the process of being acquired by the Linde Group, a leader in industrial gases. 

This project was one of many submitted by Dr. Aaron Shenhar as part of his Project Management and Leadership course at Stevens Institute of Technology.  The nominated entries were reviewed by a team of PMI NJ board members and associates, and Project Speedy Cool-zales was chosen as the one that most thoroughly analyzed all dimensions of the project and provided insight into successes and failures.  The Minus 40 Team will present their assessment and recommendations at the meeting.

 

Also, an update on the Jefferson Township project was presented by Sean Hopkins.


        

Other Meetings:

Career Networking LCI

TopicChatting for Results – How to dialogue effectively when networking 

The Networking Group Teaches networking, exposes Opportunities and then lets you Practice.   Are you uncomfortable approaching others at networking events?  Do you wish you could get better results from networking conversations?  If so, don’t miss the next PMI Networking meeting.  Rene McGee, volunteer host of the Career Networking Group forum that meets regularly in Basking Ridge, is back to present “Chatting for Results – How to dialogue effectively when networking.”   He will facilitate this meeting and allow for practice time throughout the meeting for all attendees.


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