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Delivery optimization for a make to order custom wire mill

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dc.contributor.advisor Donald Rosenfield and Thomas W. Eagar. en_US Slivinskiy, Andrey L en_US
dc.contributor.other Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US 2006-11-08T16:51:44Z 2006-11-08T16:51:44Z 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 Materials Science and Engineering; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2005. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 73). en_US
dc.description.abstract In the face of growing competition in the Tantalum business, H.C.Starck's management is minimizing the delivery time for custom-made capacitor-grade tantalum wire products. H.C. Starck, Inc., Newton, Massachusetts faces challenges in its production environment to meet customer demand in an effective manner. Specific challenges include poor forecasting abilities, variation in customer demand, long component lead time, and expensive components. For this study, the desired delivery time reduction is to be achieved by establishing intermediate inventory buffers, setting appropriate inventory targets in an order-up-to-level inventory management model that considers sources of variation, time requirements, and customer service goals. We addressed a number of goals. First, we tied demand variability into traditional demand- focused models. Second, we develop more standardized and simplified inventory targets. Finally, we develop a production scheduling system that smoothes production, simplifies the scheduling process, and helps in achieving desired customer service level and the inventory targets. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Andrey L. Slivinskiy. en_US
dc.format.extent 73 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 Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.title Delivery optimization for a make to order custom wire mill 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 Materials Science and Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 63676333 en_US

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