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Leading a lean transformation in the wake of a disaster

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dc.contributor.advisor Daniel D. Frey and Donald B. Rosenfield. en_US Caballero, Christian G. (Christian Gabriel) en_US
dc.contributor.other Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US 2006-11-08T16:46:31Z 2006-11-08T16:46:31Z 2005 en_US 2005 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 79-80). en_US
dc.description.abstract Through a disaster, a company is presented with an opportunity to leverage the momentum from recovery efforts to drastically change the way business is conducted. In the case of Raytheon's Solid State Microwave division, the loss of its substrate fabrication facility due to a catastrophic fire prompted the company to create a closer, more integrated relationship with a local contract manufacturer. This more integrated relationship led to drastically reduced manufacturing cycle times and introduced Raytheon's Solid State Microwave division to a Just-In-Time relationship with a contract manufacturer. The more integrated relationship between the two companies also highlighted the potential labor savings associated with enabling operators to retrieve parts from small, satellite inventories (mini-markets) instead of using kits prepared by stock clerks in a centralized storeroom. It is hoped that Raytheon Solid State Microwave and Raytheon's Supply Chain Management division will apply these lessons to other suppliers as well as within Raytheon's own internal manufacturing sites. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Christian G. Caballero. en_US
dc.format.extent 83 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 Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.title Leading a lean transformation in the wake of a disaster en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US M.B.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 63190320 en_US

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