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Getting ahead in sourcing through benchmarking and system dynamic analysis : an aerospace industry perspective

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dc.contributor.advisor Stephen C. Graves and Christopher L. Magee. en_US
dc.contributor.author Chang, Yue (Yue Cathy) en_US
dc.contributor.other Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-02-17T17:25:41Z
dc.date.available 2009-02-17T17:25:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2006 en_US
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/44613
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division; and, (M.B.A.) -- Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 76-77). en_US
dc.description.abstract Sourcing and purchasing have received renewed attention recently as many supply chains challenge themselves to meet cost reduction goals. These challenges are especially apparent in the high-mix, low volume, and often considered cyclical aerospace industry where customer purchase decision emphasis is shifting from technology-centric to cost-centric. This study identifies three sourcing frontiers by time, and develops a Benchmarking-Internal data analysis-System dynamics model (BIS model) to recommend sourcing strategies to aid Honeywell Aerospace in advancing to the highest sourcing frontier. The thesis details the BIS model as a framework and a set of methodologies to aid aerospace incumbents in understanding their competitiveness and in formulating a balance of short-term and long-term sourcing strategies. This model applies not only to the aerospace industry but also to other industries in identifying cost reduction strategies and in constructing a competitive sourcing foundation for the next generation sourcing frontier. en_US
dc.description.abstract (cont.) This research was conducted jointly between the MIT Leaders for Manufacturing Program and Honeywell International within the Honeywell Aerospace Strategic Business Group and considered the historical evolvement of sourcing frontiers and key challenges of aerospace sourcing: airline deregulation, exponential increase in strategic sourcing, rise of precious metals prices, diverse products and supplier base, and stringent regulations. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Yue "Cathy" Chang. en_US
dc.format.extent 77 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 en_US
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.subject Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.subject Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.title Getting ahead in sourcing through benchmarking and system dynamic analysis : an aerospace industry perspective 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. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.contributor.department Leaders for Manufacturing Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 71124945 en_US


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