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Operational improvement and mixed model value stream development for gauge production line

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dc.contributor.advisor Kamal Youcef-Toumi. en_US
dc.contributor.author Lang, Xiaoling en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-25T16:09:46Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-25T16:09:46Z
dc.date.copyright 2010 en_US
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/62502
dc.description Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2010. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 72-73). en_US
dc.description.abstract Gauge production line in Company X has an average daily demand of 13 gauges now. And the demand expects to rocket to 26 gauges per day in 2011. However, the current daily throughput is 10 gauges. The current state value stream map was constructed to understand current production and find out the waste. To eliminate operational waste, operator work load was balanced and corresponding standard work procedure for operators and production monitoring technique were developed. The daily production throughput increased by 30% from 10 gauges to 13 gauges. To achieve the daily throughput of 26 gauges, the capacity of current line was analyzed and necessary improvements for flow were identified. Operator workload was rebalanced to meet the demand. Kanban system was suggested for production control. And to reduce the lead time, the production line was also recommended to schedule for mixed production. Finally, the future state value stream map was constructed. The total lead time for electronics parts and mechanical parts from receiving to shipping was reduced from 100 days to 51 days and 57 days to 31 days respectively. And the processing time was reduced from 4.1 hours to 2.5 hours for each gauge. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Xiaoling Lang. en_US
dc.format.extent 74 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 Operational improvement and mixed model value stream development for gauge production line en_US
dc.title.alternative Improve the current production and create a mixed model value stream for gauge production line 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 712597422 en_US


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