Multiple-part-type systems in high volume manufacturing : Kanban System design for automatic production scheduling
Kanban System design for automatic production scheduling
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Stanley B. Gershwin.
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A Kanban Production System is designed to help a factory line meet fluctuating demands for multiple part types. Based on the parameter settings of the Control-Point Policy, the optimum Kanban levels are obtained. The simulation software Simul8 was used to model the factory line and the Kanban system. Using the optimum Kanban levels, the Kanban system will act as an automatic production scheduling system that will indicate clearly when and how much of each part-type should be produced. Use of this system will avoid unnecessary inventory and changeover cost incurred by the existing Kanban system used by the factory line. Key words: Kanban, Control-Point Policy, Optimization Disclaimer: The content of the thesis is modified to protect the real identity of the attachment company. Company name and confidential information are omitted.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2008.Includes bibliographical references (leaf 71).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology