Merry Maids Supplies Carrier - MIT Studio
While taking the Product Design and Development course at MIT, we were divided into teams and assigned a project to work on for the duration of the course. I was assigned to a team that worked on a project sponsored by Merry Maids. Merry Maids wanted to rethink the way they handle and transport their equipment in order to reducer injury to employees and improve efficiency and productivity. There were quiet a few constrains including acceptable price, form factors, and the amount of changes done to existing equipment. This is the solution that we came up with in order to satisfy the criteria we were presented with.
Modular Equipment Carrier
We researched several different options for transporting the equipment and we concluded that the best option we had was to turn to a collapsible cart design. In order to save on the final production cost, we opted for getting the cart form Magna Cart instead of investing heavily into R&D for a custom design. After trying several different carts we opted for the Magna Cart MCX.
We decided to follow them around for a few hours in the morning when they were preparing all the equipment for the rest of the day. We laid out the equipment to see exactly what we were dealing with. The amount of equipment was huge, especially when considering that it had to be carried by any single person.
Collaboration with the Mary Shao (ID '14), Anubha Singth Bhadauria ('14), Yugank Chawla ('14), Alexandra Gorkina ('14), Anish Tallapureddy ('14), Charles Cummings ('14), & Oliver Schrang ('14)back