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Helicopter final assembly critical path analysis

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dc.contributor.advisor Roy Welsch and Daniel Whitney. en_US
dc.contributor.author Daigh, Sara L. (Sarah Louise), 1981- en_US
dc.contributor.other Leaders for Global Operations Program. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-27T15:30:32Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-27T15:30:32Z
dc.date.copyright 2012 en_US
dc.date.issued 2012 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/73413
dc.description Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering; 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. 53). en_US
dc.description.abstract Helicopter final assembly involves the installation of hundreds of components into the aircraft and takes thousands of man-hours. Meeting production targets such as total build days and total aircraft man-hours can be difficult when faced with challenges related to parts, workforce, and scheduling. A tool to identify key installations on which to focus efforts for maximum benefit can help improve performance to targets. The Critical Path Method was developed as a project management tool to aid in scheduling large and complex projects. Its application to manufacturing can provide the insights necessary to improve performance in an environment such as helicopter final assembly. This thesis provides a case study of helicopter final assembly. A critical path analysis is performed on the assembly process, using predecessor, duration, and resource data. The results of the analysis are used to draw conclusions about the system as a whole and to make recommendations to improve system performance. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Sarah L. Daigh. en_US
dc.format.extent 53 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 Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.subject Leaders for Global Operations Program. en_US
dc.title Helicopter final assembly critical path analysis en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.description.degree M.B.A. en_US
dc.contributor.department Sloan School of Management. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.contributor.department Leaders for Global Operations Program. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 810336559 en_US


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