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Value stream mapping and WIP and lead time optimization for a make-to-order system

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dc.contributor.advisor Stanley B. Gershwin. en_US
dc.contributor.author Sudhir, Priyanka Ram en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2009-08-26T16:48:02Z
dc.date.available 2009-08-26T16:48:02Z
dc.date.copyright 2008 en_US
dc.date.issued 2008 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/46546
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaf 58). en_US
dc.description.abstract Value Stream Mapping of the Singapore operations of a multi-national food products packaging company was carried out with the objective of streamlining production in accordance with the World Class Manufacturing philosophy. An opportunity for reduction in WIP and lead time was identified. Simulation models were used, on the make- to-order, serial production system to test three potential solutions to the problem. The models used showed great promise for reduction in WIP and the lead time for both the priority and ordinary products. The role of design as a sorting criterion on the printer was also investigated by a fundamental integer programming model using the Travelling Salesman approach. Results confirming the significance of design in the printer setup process were obtained in the trial run. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Priyanka Ram Sudhir. en_US
dc.format.extent 58 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 Value stream mapping and WIP and lead time optimization for a make-to-order system 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 418207899 en_US


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