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dc.contributor.advisorMcDonald, Thomas N.
dc.contributor.advisorGracia, Marco Lara
dc.contributor.advisorMattingly, Greg
dc.contributor.authorHernly, Daniel
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T18:13:47Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T18:13:47Z
dc.date.issued2015
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/406
dc.descriptionThesis available in Rice Library University Archives and Special Collection.
dc.description.abstractSolutions viscosity is a quality test that is performed on plastic materials that have a base polymer of PA6, PA66 or PA46. The current model of viscometer that is used at the DSM Engineering Plastics location in Evansville is the A VS PRO. This unit has been haunted with software and mechanical bugs. The QA Lab is looking at replacing the current viscometer with the current model on the market, A VS PRO III. In this project there are two different replacement analyses that are being, performed. The first analysis is going to calculate the total annual worth of costs for both the defender and challenger to determine the economic service life. The defender has an estimated retention period of five more years with a total annual worth of costs that equals $-48,181.10. The challenger has an estimated retention period of fifteen years with a total annual worth of costs that equals $-51,043.75. The lower cost of the defender at year five indicates that the defender should remain in place for the next five years. The second analysis is looking at the cash flow after tax (CFAT) annual worth for both the defender and challenger to determine which viscometer has a higher cash flow. The CFAT annual worth is using the economic service life of both the defender and challenger. The CFAT annual worth of the defender is $-26,931. 70. The CFAT annual worth of the challenger is $19,539.67. With the challenger having a higher cash flow the defender should be replaced by the challenger.
dc.titleUsing replacement analysis to determine if the current automated viscometer should be replaced or remain in service
html.description.abstractSolutions viscosity is a quality test that is performed on plastic materials that have a base polymer of PA6, PA66 or PA46. The current model of viscometer that is used at the DSM Engineering Plastics location in Evansville is the A VS PRO. This unit has been haunted with software and mechanical bugs. The QA Lab is looking at replacing the current viscometer with the current model on the market, A VS PRO III. In this project there are two different replacement analyses that are being, performed. The first analysis is going to calculate the total annual worth of costs for both the defender and challenger to determine the economic service life. The defender has an estimated retention period of five more years with a total annual worth of costs that equals $-48,181.10. The challenger has an estimated retention period of fifteen years with a total annual worth of costs that equals $-51,043.75. The lower cost of the defender at year five indicates that the defender should remain in place for the next five years. The second analysis is looking at the cash flow after tax (CFAT) annual worth for both the defender and challenger to determine which viscometer has a higher cash flow. The CFAT annual worth is using the economic service life of both the defender and challenger. The CFAT annual worth of the defender is $-26,931. 70. The CFAT annual worth of the challenger is $19,539.67. With the challenger having a higher cash flow the defender should be replaced by the challenger.
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Science in Industrial Management
dc.typeThesis (M.S.I.M.)--University of Southern Indiana, 2015


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