Assembly cell layout and Kanban system design for an oilfield services company
Author(s)Liu, Junying, M. Eng. Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.
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The thesis describes the layout design of new gauge assembly lab for an oilfield services company. A relationship diagram was created to categorize all the workstations and activities in the assembly line. Three layouts were proposed based on the categorization. One layout that facilitated the assembly flow best and met the requirement of human factors was selected. This new layout enables the company to meet the increased demand in 2011. In addition, Kanban system was also introduced to this assembly line to reduce lead time to one month and to reduce inventory by 40%, respectively.
Thesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2010.Cataloged from PDF version of thesis.Includes bibliographical references (p. 46).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology