PMGT 652 Students Visit Cummins Turbo Technologies
On November 5, 2014, the students of PMGT 652 Applications of Quality Management visited the Cummins Turbo Technologies plant in Ladson, South Carolina. After a welcome and introduction by Riddhish Chakraborty and Connor McIntyre, Zornald Dixon provided the students with a personal tour of the plant operations and the calibration lab. The tour of the production operations focused on the manufacture and assembly of turbocharger components and the how quality is maintained throughout the production process. In the calibration lab, members of the knowledgeable Cummins team explained and demonstrated the precision required to meet strict quality standards. Following the tour, the students enjoyed a question and answer session with Mr. Dixon about the implementation of their Cummins Operating System and the adoption of Kaizen at all levels of the organization. PMGT 652 students were enrolled in the School of Engineering’s Technical Project Management (TPM) Graduate Certificate program or The Masters of Science in Project Management (MSPM) program. The plant tour and discussion topics provided an advanced learning experience and served to complement the course content in these programs.