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Quantifying the source of reentrant line variability and the effects of processes standardization on tool availability variability

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dc.contributor.advisor Roy E. Welsch and David Simchi-Levi. en_US
dc.contributor.author Peavey, Milo Camp en_US
dc.contributor.other Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2007-10-22T17:30:56Z
dc.date.available 2007-10-22T17:30:56Z
dc.date.copyright 2007 en_US
dc.date.issued 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/39287
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering; and, (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2007. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 46). en_US
dc.description.abstract This thesis quantifies the sensitivity of tool availability variability with respect to product throughput and examines how Intel's High Precision Maintenance initiative can be used to minimize these effects. Tools with variable availability release spikes of material into a route which can cause down stream areas to experience irregular queues. The reentrant multi product loops typical to Intel's manufacturing processes can make it difficult to identify the source of long queues. The variability analysis, developed during the internship uses D2 facility availability and cycle time data to generate a variability correlation, called TAC-TOOT which identifies tools within the facility contributing to throughput time. The High Precision Maintenance initiative is an Intel developed program which focuses on the standardization of maintenance processes. The success of the High Precision Maintenance initiative is closely linked to the ability of factory management to motivate equipment technicians. The thesis examines a number of tools with highly variable availability, the effects of the high precision initiative on variability and levers factory management can use to motivate technicians. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Milo Camp Peavey. en_US
dc.format.extent 57 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 Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.title Quantifying the source of reentrant line variability and the effects of processes standardization on tool availability variability en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.B.A. en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 172716359 en_US


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