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dc.contributor.advisorDeborah J. Nightingale and Roy E. Welsch.en_US
dc.contributor.authorAntoniou, Charalambos J. (Charalambos Jean)en_US
dc.contributor.otherLeaders for Manufacturing Program.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2008-12-11T18:33:41Z
dc.date.available2008-12-11T18:33:41Z
dc.date.copyright2008en_US
dc.date.issued2008en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/43823
dc.descriptionThesis (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, 2008.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaf 73).en_US
dc.description.abstractRaytheon recently won a large order for one of its programs (Program X) leading to a doubling of monthly production. With a relatively larger order, Raytheon reduced the acquisition unit price to the customer. Thus, there is a burning platform to evaluate the current program assessment tools and ensure that the future assessment tools are adequate for a smooth production schedule. In addition, there is a need to create a more robust and automated manner of identifying risks and opportunities in the production process. The main approach is to use the Raytheon Six Sigma process (visualize, commit, prioritize, characterize, improve, and achieve) to solving major projects, which is similar to the original Six Sigma DMAIC process (define, measure, analyze, improve, control). Using the aforementioned process, this thesis explores whether introducing visual analytics and controls to the Program Management Office (PMO) can improve the overall communication between the PMO and the manufacturing work centers, and ultimately eliminate the various wastes and improve Program X's production process. In addition, this thesis examines if driving Lean behavior to the PMO, can indirectly drive Lean behavior across the manufacturing value chain leading to cost savings and increased productivity.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Charalambos J. Antoniou.en_US
dc.format.extent74 leavesen_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.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.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.subjectEngineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.subjectLeaders for Manufacturing Program.en_US
dc.titleUsing visual analytics to drive lean behavior in program management officeen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.description.degreeM.B.A.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Engineering Systems Division.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentLeaders for Manufacturing Program.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc262617968en_US


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