Using value stream mapping to improve documentation processes in the biopharmacutical industry
Author(s)Ford, Rebecca (Rebecca Lynn)
Leaders for Global Operations Program.
Charles L. Cooney and Don Rosenfield.
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This thesis describes how a 55% reduction in error rate and a 92% decrease in cycle-time were achieved in a batch production records process in a biotech manufacturing facility by utilization of value-stream mapping. The project focuses on careful analysis of the current state of a batch production record review process, including an in-depth value stream map, to identify sources of rework and waste in the current process. Analysis of the value stream map led to the recommendation of real-time review of the documentation by Quality Assurance and Manufacturing on the production floor, enabling significant cycle-time and error rate improvements.
Thesis (M.B.A.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Chemical Engineering; in conjunction with the Leaders for Global Operations Program at MIT, 2010.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 66-67).
DepartmentSloan School of Management.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Chemical Engineering.; Leaders for Global Operations Program.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Sloan School of Management., Chemical Engineering., Leaders for Global Operations Program.