Date of Award


Document Type

Applied Management Decision Report (AMDR)

Degree Name

Master Of Business Administration

Colleges & School

Cardinal Stritch College

Degree Granted By

Cardinal Stritch College

First Advisor

Oliver K. Burrows

Library of Congress Subject Heading

Electric power production from chemical action; Wisconsin Public Service Corporation--Weston Station; Electric power-plants--Management


The laboratory group at Wisconsin Public Service Corporation's Weston Station has experienced difficulty maintaining all chemistry parameters within desirable ranges. This paper identifies which parameters have the greatest negative impact on the overall chemistry program. After identification of the problem parameters, the paper addresses causes for these parameters being out of the prescribed ranges. This is done through use of various statistical tools such as correlation charts, time-function graphs, Pareto diagrams, and cause and effect diagrams. Because the paper identifies several problem parameters, the difficulties experienced by the laboratory group requires several solutions. The paper covers those changes in communications, procedures, and resource commitment needed to solve the problem of parameters frequently' falling outside t.he desired ranges. The paper also addresses certain solutions which should not be implemented (and why). Finally, the paper presents the costs and benefits of executing the proposed solutions and a plan of implementation.


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