Abb Inc. medium-voltage products' supply chain analysis, including inventory, supplier scorecard, and risk assessments
Author(s)Gaskins, Tamboura E. (Tamboura Elyse)
Abb Incorporated medium-voltage products' supply chain analysis, including inventory, supplier scorecard, and risk assessments
Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Jonathan L. Byrnes and Stephen C. Graves.
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In conformance with ABB's process excellence plan, this thesis study was undertaken to support improvements in on-time delivery of components, decreased order cycles, and reduced inventory levels for ADVAC (spring-mechanized)/AMVAC (magnetic-actuated) medium-voltage circuit breakers. With the goal of improving the efficiency of the ADVAC/AMVAC supply chain, the study involved analyzing circuit breaker inventory level and position, assessing a supplier scorecard, and assessing general supply chain risk methodologies. In an effort to assess supply chain risk, a value stream map was created to uncover where the project team should focus to best address supply chain risk and contingency planning. The project team identified opportunities to improve order processing using an electronic ordering system. The team investigated the feasibility of eliminating or reducing air freight to improve transportation costs. Also, the team examined ADVAC/AMVAC inventory holdings at various stages in the supply chain and determined that it was more cost-effective to hold as much component inventory as possible instead of finished goods inventory, while standardizing delivery cycles, in order to move toward a just-in-time order-fulfillment process.
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 Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2006.Includes bibliographical references (p. 36-37).
DepartmentSloan School of Management.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.; Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management., Engineering Systems Division., Leaders for Manufacturing Program.