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Final Decision Brief BIG 10 CDT Patrick Hastings CDT Patrick Roberts CDT Jonathan Traczyk CDT Tanner Van Essen 2 December 2011
BLUF Spartans Highest Value Not Dominated Hits all of West Point
Agenda • BLUF • Engineering Problem Statement • Facts and Assumptions • Stakeholder Analysis • Data Analysis • Quantitative Value Modeling ( Value Functions and Swing Weight Matrix) • Solution Design(Feasibility Screening Matrix and Life Cycle Cost Model) • Decision Making (Solution Scoring, Sensitivity Analysis, Improvements and Trade Off Analysis) • Recommendation • Backup Slides • Works Cited
Redefined Problem Statement • To implement the JPOD system at West Point that is aesthetically pleasing and supports the West Point Net Zero Initiative while minimizing wait time and maximizing quality stops and increasing transport capacity.
Assumptions • Solar Panel Price based off highest cost, then estimated low cost • We can pick the type of panel we want on the system • $20million for each mile of track • 18cents per vehicle per mile for maintenance • Includes extra people for football weekends • Each empty car will transport waste from station sites
FCR Findings -Route for JPOD is the Shuttle bus route -wants pay return within ten years -maximum of 20 minute wait -Look into other options other than JPODs -Mr. James states that the academy will make its money back within 1.5 years and will have a wait time of less than 2 minutes -JPODs can go on the side of Thayer Road. Recommendations -Continue speaking to out stakeholders and continue to confirm with Mr. James on the capabilities of the JPOD system. Conclusions -COL Lachance wants to make sure that there are no cars in the cadet area or buffalo soldier field -The system needs to blend in with the natural look of West Point and free for cadets and faculty -Mr. James assures that the JPODs can look good and be free for cadets and faculty.
Data Analysis • Survey Questions • The survey questions were created based on the various interviews that the team conducted with COL LaChance. • COL LaChance expressed his criteria for the JPOD system, which the team then took and got the opinions of the Corps of Cadets in order to better serve the stakeholders wants and needs. • Based on the results from the surveys the team formed routes and along with the input from COL Lachance found the best possible route to use at West Point.
Value Hierarchy Implement JPod 1.0Transport Goods Weight: .63 2.0Utilize Self-Productive Energy Weight: .13 3.0Transport people Weight : .24 1.1Minimize Waiting Times for Transportation Weight: .23 3.1Maximize Major Historical Stops Weight: .06 1.2Maximize Amount of People Transported Weight: .27 1.3Maximize Amount of People on System at a Certain Time Weight :.01 1.4Maximize Amount of Waste Transported Weight .12 2.1Maximize Solar Power Efficiency Weight: .13 3.2Maximize Residential Stops Weight: .16
Alternative Generation • Mapped out different routes based on interviews and stakeholder analysis. • Created 8 different routes based on stakeholder needs. • We incorporated number of historical stops and residential stops along with the simulation wait time to find candidate solutions. • These routes will now be discussed
Life Cycle Costing • Acquisition Cost- $ 20 million/per mile track costs • Fixed Cost- Taxes, insurance, security • Variable - Labor- covered by construction and operations cost • Recurring- Maintenance • Non Recurring- Track costs • Direct- Labor covered by operation costs • Indirect- Security also covered by operations cost • Life Span is 20 years
Solution Scoring • Spartans and Corn Huskers most valued
Improvements and Trade Off Analysis Stacked Bar Chart
Improvements and Trade Off Analysis Cost vs. Value
Recommendation Spartans Highest Value Not Dominated Hits all of West Point
Idea Generation • Stakeholder talks • Surveys • Looked at VF models
Works Cited • CBS Sports. Big 10 Logo. 18 October 2011. <http://grfx.cstv.com/confs/big10/graphics/big10-11-nav-logo.gif>. • Hermes Simulation. From Mr. Bill James. Implemented 10-11 November 2011. • James, Bill. Founder of JPODs. Phone Interview/ EMAIL with the authors, West Point, NY, 20 September 2011, 12 October 2011, 18 October 2011, 9 November 2011. • LaChance, COL Russell. Department of Life Sciences USMA. Interview with the author, West Point, NY, 19 September 2011, 17 October 2011. • Mallory, Aaron. ‘12 Co. H4. Assistance given to authors. Forwarded email from Bill James that we had accidentally deleted. 7 November 2011. West Point ,New York. • http://solarpanelprices.org/sanyo-solar-panel-prices.html