“It is always useful to see what cutting edge facilities look like. This knowledge allows you to be confident when discussing the field with other engineers. The panel discussion was very insightful. Not just the information we were able to collect but also seeing the composition of individuals who were taking various leadership roles in this arena.” BY William Breznau, EE 2015 and MDP Minor
Your spot on the site visit will be confirmed no later than September 30. Plan ahead and clear your schedule for the visit date.
Leave from Pierpont Commons at 8:00 AM. Snacks on the bus, lunch on site, and transportation provided.
- Open to all Michigan students, with a particular focus on:
- Juniors and seniors in Mechanical or Industrial and Operations Engineering
- Second year MBA students with a Bachelors in Engineering
- Special Instructions:
- Students are advised to wear closed toe shoes.
- Jewelry, cells phones, and other electronic devices are not permitted in the manufacturing area and are best left on the bus.
- Company Description:
Coveris, the world’s sixth largest flexible and rigid plastics packaging company, services international customers in the food, pet food, consumer goods, pharmaceutical, beverage, advanced coatings and other industries. With over 10,000 employees in 70+ manufacturing facilities in 21 countries, Coveris offers innovative packaging and coatings solutions on a global basis.
- Visit Overview:
Students in mechanical and industrial and operations engineering are invited to visit our Battle Creek facility to learn about our global organization, manufacturing operations, Coveris Performance System, and career opportunities. The morning begins with an introduction to Coveris followed by a short course in lean manufacturing tool 5S, a visual management system designed to improve plant wide efficiency. Students will then tour the production floor and apply the principles of 5S to several work stations. The visit concludes with lunch and Q & A with our team.
- The visitor safety guide and survey are attached. If students could be familiar with our safety policies ahead of time that would be ideal. Surveys are optional but encouraged.
- Sandwiches will be ordered for lunch. If students have any allergies or dietary restrictions, 24 hour advance notice is appreciated.
All MDP site visits are coordinated by MDP staff in conjunction with the sponsoring company. All expenses, transportation, and food on-site are provided. Students do not have to be formally involved with the Multidisciplinary Design Program in order to attend a site visit. Students from all colleges and programs are welcome. For details about future site visits, please sign up for our mailing list.