Over the last year, Clayton has paired with the University of Tennessee in order to increase production rates at their Rutledge facility due to a high demand for their homes. Other concerns expressed by Clayton included high employee turnover, fluctuation in demand throughout the year, and lack of space within the facility. Several teams from the University were assigned to this location with the goal of observing and increasing throughput and flexibility within the facility while considering the previously stated issues.
Patrick, Christopher T.; Troutman, Conrad R.; Glassman, Adam; and Payne, Kaitlin, "Improving Production Flexibility" (2018). Faculty Publications and Other Works -- Industrial & Information Engineering.