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IBC management : an application of WIP control for a pharmaceutical company

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dc.contributor.advisor Stephen C. Graves. en_US
dc.contributor.author Hu. He, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-06-30T17:29:27Z
dc.date.available 2009-06-30T17:29:27Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/46154
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaf 70). en_US
dc.description.abstract An Intermediate Bulk Container (IBC) is used to contain raw materials and semi-products in pharmaceutical company ABC. Due to the high price of an IBC, company ABC sought to minimize the number of IBCs needed to support the production of four separate products. In this project, we identify five IBCs drivers that affect or determine the number of IBCs required. The cleaning schedule for IBCs was modified to reuse IBCs as much as possible. In this paper, we analyze the management of I 800L IBCs. Three of the five IBC drivers were analyzed in detail. Integer programming model, deterministic simulation method and Buzacott's formula for zero buffer line were used to solve the problems associated with the three IBC drivers to minimize the required number of the 1 800L IBCs. Cleaning schedule for 1800L IBCs was modified under two production scenarios to reuse 1800L IBCs as much as possible. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by He Hu. en_US
dc.format.extent 72 leaves 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 Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title IBC management : an application of WIP control for a pharmaceutical company en_US
dc.title.alternative Intermediate Bulk Container management en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree M.Eng. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 399631316 en_US


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