Kaizen events implementation for cycle time reduction in gauge production line
Author(s)Liu, Ren, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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This thesis describes the implementation of three Kaizen events designed to improve efficiency on a gauge production line which consists of both semiconductor and mechanical equipment for manufacturing complex products with low volume and high configuration mix. A kitting process design reduced cycle time by 12 minutes in the mechanical assembly and by 3 minutes in the packing. A redesigned fixture improved loading and unloading time at the auto calibration. Use of this fixture decreased setup and dismantlement in one batch by 16 minutes. A newly designed jig made multiple loading available in batch of 8 at the vibration test, in which case, 17.5 minutes were reduced from the cycle time.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2010.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 62).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology