Smoothing of pipe system completion processes in a shipyard environment/
Author(s)Zojwalla, Shaheen J. (Shaheen Joyab), 1977-
Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Thomas W. Eagar and Arnold Barnett.
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Due to a number of different production issues, the manufacture of template pipes is often delayed. These delays hold up pipe system completion on board the ships in production and can delay payments from the Ministry of Defense. In order to improve the production of template pipes, a number of changes are recommended to the pipe production processes overall. These include improvements in production planning, along with changes in procurement and scheduling methods. These changes in production methods will result in more material available when it is needed and will therefore improve the manufacture of template pipes. Additionally, they will improve the overall availability of pipes when needed as well as reducing inventory of finished pipes and decreasing the amount of rework. A number of other recommendations to improve the overall pipe manufacture process are also identified, including changes in performance measures, production planning, and other potential areas of improvement.
Thesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering; and, (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; in conjunction with the Leaders for Manufacturing Program at MIT, 2004.Includes bibliographical references (p. 63).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Materials Science and Engineering.; Sloan School of Management.; Leaders for Manufacturing Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Materials Science and Engineering., Sloan School of Management., Leaders for Manufacturing Program.