A research and development facility, such as the Institute for Ocean Technology (IOT), is continuously searching for areas for improvement. With projects following a detailed schedule, and demanding the availability of facilities and highly educated personnel with ocean engineering expertise, requires an efficient environment. Therefore, it is essential to ensure that the procedures, within each individual department, are operating effectively and according to predetermined standards. In order for a research and development facility to maintain its success, the evaluation of each separate facility is required. The Electronics Department previously recognized the need for change in order to run a more effective department. The evaluation of the consumables inventory control, equipment, plant layout, and a documentation requirement was a step in the right direction. This resulted in the offer of recommendations that would improve efficiency and standardize procedures in the Electronics department. The department has maintained the electronics aspect of successful ocean engineering projects for many years, but this does not imply that the operation sand procedures are the most effective. Observation from a manufacturing engineering student who has studied many aspects of industrial engineering, offers a new perspective on ideas for improvement. To continue with the commitment to improve the department, while incorporating the recommendations of this report, would greatly benefit the entire institute.