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dc.contributor.advisorStephen C. Graves.en_US
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Jean Jingyingen_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2011-06-06T17:43:57Z
dc.date.available2011-06-06T17:43:57Z
dc.date.copyright2010en_US
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/63230
dc.descriptionThesis (M. Eng.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2010.en_US
dc.descriptionCataloged from PDF version of thesis.en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 83-84).en_US
dc.description.abstractProduction systems such as the CONWIP (constant work-in-process) pull production system have been widely studied by researchers to date. The CONWIP pull production system is an alternative to pure push and pure pull systems that lowers and controls inventory levels and reduces production lead time. In this study, a CONWIP pull production system was simulated in place of the current push production system at a food packaging company. ARENA 12.0 simulation software was used and a production system with two dedicated production lines was proposed to reduce the current system's complexity. A method for obtaining the optimum CONWIP level was determined. Various advantages of the CONWIP pull production system were analyzed and it was found that besides a reduction in planning complexity, the proposed two dedicated lines with CONWIP pull production system can also help the company to greatly reduce their total WIP and achieve inventory holding costs savings of over S$38,000 per month. In addition, the total customer lead time can also be reduced from 12 days to 10 days while still meeting customer demand.en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Jean Jingying Liu.en_US
dc.format.extent84 p.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.publisherMassachusetts Institute of Technologyen_US
dc.rightsM.I.T. theses are protected by copyright. They may be viewed from this source for any purpose, but reproduction or distribution in any format is prohibited without written permission. See provided URL for inquiries about permission.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://dspace.mit.edu/handle/1721.1/7582en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleInventory control through a CONWIP pull production systemen_US
dc.title.alternativeInventory control through a constant work-in-process pull production systemen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeM.Eng.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc726651971en_US


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