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787 mid-body job precedence networks for improving production rate

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dc.contributor.advisor Daniel E. Whitney and Steven J. Spear. en_US Chen, Jason L., 1979- en_US
dc.contributor.other Leaders for Global Operations Program. en_US 2012-09-27T15:27:16Z 2012-09-27T15:27:16Z 2012 en_US 2012 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Engineering Systems Division; in conjunction with the Leaders for Global Operations Program at MIT, 2012. en_US
dc.description Cataloged from PDF version of thesis. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 68). en_US
dc.description.abstract In a complex manufacturing environment, generating schedules, identifying deviations, and recovering from delays have a significant impact on total operational performance. At Boeing's 787 plant, a precedence network was generated which defines the entire build sequence for a mid-body fuselage. This job-level build sequence enables planners to generate optimized and feasible resource-constrained schedules. The network also forms the foundation for a visual control system on the factory floor. This web-based tool is designed to improve routine production control decisions at all levels by presenting build status in a cohesive and concise format. Using this tool, the plant's stakeholders can effectively identify and prioritize schedule deviations before they cascade lead to major delays, resulting in an overall improvement in resource efficiency and production rate. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Jason L. Chen. en_US
dc.format.extent 68 p. en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Massachusetts Institute of Technology en_US
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dc.subject Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.subject Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.subject Leaders for Global Operations Program. en_US
dc.title 787 mid-body job precedence networks for improving production rate en_US
dc.title.alternative Seven eighty seven mid-body job precedence networks for improving production rate en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US S.M. en_US M.B.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division. en_US
dc.contributor.department Leaders for Global Operations Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 809794362 en_US

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