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The role of SCADA in developing a lean enterprise for municipal wastewater operations

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dc.contributor.advisor Deborah Nightingale. en_US Prutz, Stanley J en_US
dc.contributor.other System Design and Management Program. en_US 2006-03-29T18:47:30Z 2006-03-29T18:47:30Z 2005 en_US 2005 en_US
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, System Design and Management Program, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 115-116). en_US
dc.description.abstract Central to optimizing a wastewater system's operations is the collection of alarm and operational data from various remote locations throughout a municipality, hence the basic need for supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA). The process of providing SCADA systems to municipal clients, from conception to implementation, is typically a cumbersome process involving a wide variety of stakeholders. Municipalities have historically been slow to change, often being among the last in adopting new processes and technologies. Municipal SCADA systems usually are deployed without considering how they will specifically create value for municipality end-users and without defining metrics to gauge their effectiveness. Lean enterprise principals suggest a focus on the value stream can reduce waste and improve the value municipality end-users derive from SCADA systems. The author performs a lean analysis of the process of implementing SCADA within a municipal wastewater operation. The municipality's current systems integrator-centric model for SCADA delivery is examined. An alternate lean vision is proposed for the integrator's operations and their relationship with the municipality. This vision reduces SCADA implementation time and costs while improving the effectiveness of the SCADA solution. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Stanley J. Prutz. en_US
dc.format.extent 124 p. en_US
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dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.rights M.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission. en_US
dc.subject System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.title The role of SCADA in developing a lean enterprise for municipal wastewater operations en_US
dc.title.alternative Role of supervisory control and data acquisition in developing a lean enterprise for municipal wastewater operations en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department System Design and Management Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 61771282 en_US

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