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Abb Inc. medium-voltage products' supply chain analysis, including inventory, supplier scorecard, and risk assessments

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dc.contributor.advisor Jonathan L. Byrnes and Stephen C. Graves. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gaskins, Tamboura E. (Tamboura Elyse) en_US
dc.contributor.other Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-04-20T15:52:35Z
dc.date.available 2007-04-20T15:52:35Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/37218
dc.description Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-37). en_US
dc.description.abstract In conformance with ABB's process excellence plan, this thesis study was undertaken to support improvements in on-time delivery of components, decreased order cycles, and reduced inventory levels for ADVAC (spring-mechanized)/AMVAC (magnetic-actuated) medium-voltage circuit breakers. With the goal of improving the efficiency of the ADVAC/AMVAC supply chain, the study involved analyzing circuit breaker inventory level and position, assessing a supplier scorecard, and assessing general supply chain risk methodologies. In an effort to assess supply chain risk, a value stream map was created to uncover where the project team should focus to best address supply chain risk and contingency planning. The project team identified opportunities to improve order processing using an electronic ordering system. The team investigated the feasibility of eliminating or reducing air freight to improve transportation costs. Also, the team examined ADVAC/AMVAC inventory holdings at various stages in the supply chain and determined that it was more cost-effective to hold as much component inventory as possible instead of finished goods inventory, while standardizing delivery cycles, in order to move toward a just-in-time order-fulfillment process. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Tamboura E. Gaskins. en_US
dc.format.extent 48 p. en_US
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.rights.uri http://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582
dc.subject Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.subject Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.title Abb Inc. medium-voltage products' supply chain analysis, including inventory, supplier scorecard, and risk assessments en_US
dc.title.alternative Abb Incorporated medium-voltage products' supply chain analysis, including inventory, supplier scorecard, and risk assessments en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.description.degree M.B.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.contributor.department Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 85775511 en_US


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