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Value Stream Mapping and Improved Cell Layout in an Oilfield Services company

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dc.contributor.advisor Kamal Youcef-Toumi. en_US
dc.contributor.author Gupta, Anupam Kumar en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-05-25T21:05:44Z
dc.date.available 2010-05-25T21:05:44Z
dc.date.copyright 2009 en_US
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/55217
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2009. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 61). en_US
dc.description.abstract This research explores potential improvements in efficiency through improved cell layout and value stream mapping. Analysis of cell layout led to significant reductions in material handling and operator movement along with reduction in cell area thereby improving overall productivity. Value stream mapping of protector assembly, one of the company's products, identified hidden inefficiencies in the value stream. A future state map using lean principles was also prepared. The major improvement areas concerned process improvement and lead time & Work-In-Process (WIP) reductions. This research also provides a detailed framework to deal with inventory inaccuracy existing in the system. Three inventory inaccuracy compensation methods were introduced and their performance was evaluated and compared using a simulation study. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Anupam Kumar Gupta. en_US
dc.format.extent 73 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 Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Value Stream Mapping and Improved Cell Layout in an Oilfield Services company 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 611152334 en_US


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