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dc.contributor.advisor David S. Cochran. en_US
dc.contributor.author Shukla, Abhinav, 1978- en_US
dc.contributor.other Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2005-08-23T21:14:54Z
dc.date.available 2005-08-23T21:14:54Z
dc.date.copyright 2000 en_US
dc.date.issued 2001 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/8557
dc.description Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, June 2001. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (p. 131-135). en_US
dc.description.abstract Manufacturing system design methodologies often ignore the importance of enterprise related issues that affect the implementation and improvement efforts. Systems Engineering provides a rigorous approach to system design and coupled with a decomposition approach can result in effective system design. Manufacturing system design must be linked to the strategy and objectives of the firm. The decomposition ensures that low-level design decisions are related to the higher-level objectives of the firm. Manufacturing system design is a complicated process that involves all sections of the manufacturing organization; systems engineering provides the rigor to guide the design and implementation process through various phases and ensures that the design is comprehensive. However, the manufacturing organization cannot function independent of the enterprise. Often projects aimed at implementing effective system designs fail as the organizational processes are not aligned and the system is not prepared for the change. Leadership owns the responsibility for aligning interfaces and processes to facilitate change. The thesis is aimed at providing a case study based illustration of the above discussion that highlights certain causes of poor systemic performance. Finally the thesis proposes a methodology that combines some of the pioneering research at the Production System design Laboratory in the area of manufacturing system design to the systems engineering approach and relates these to issues of strategy, organizational processes and alignment of enterprise interfaces. en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibility by Abhinav Shukla. en_US
dc.format.extent 135 p. en_US
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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
dc.subject Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.title Impact of manufacturing system design, organizational processes and leadership on manufacturing system change and implementation en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.description.degree S.M. en_US
dc.contributor.department Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering. en_US
dc.identifier.oclc 49038996 en_US


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