The company had a few ideas, but they were open to anything that would maximize factory throughput. Using Flow Planner software, CIRAS Student Employee Cassie Larsen created eight layouts for plant leaders to consider. Each layout used process maps that simulated the way products would flow through the plant. Workstations could be moved around to help develop a plan for maximum efficiency. Larsen’s work was supervised by CIRAS Project Manager Kirk Haaland. He made the initial contact with the company, showed Larson how to use the software, and provided guidance as she moved through the process.