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dc.contributor.advisorRoy Welsch and Deborah S. Nightingale.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGastelum, Victoria Elena, 1973-en_US
dc.contributor.otherMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.date.accessioned2005-08-23T20:29:23Z
dc.date.available2005-08-23T20:29:23Z
dc.date.issued2002en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1721.1/8478
dc.descriptionThesis (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Sloan School of Management; and, (S.M.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Mechanical Engineering, 2002.en_US
dc.description"June 2002."en_US
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 103-104).en_US
dc.description.abstractThe final assembly line for the Boeing Commercial Airplanes 717 Program is currently implementing "The 9 Tactics", a methodology based on the lean manufacturing principles to transform the current processes to continuous moving lines. The first two tactics, Value Stream Mapping and Balancing the Line define the manufacturing system configuration (the quantity of airplanes to load in the conveyor, headcount and workload per workstation) and the process to develop the production execution plans. Understanding of the tradeoffs in the allocation of resources when selecting the most profitable manufacturing system configuration is a complex task for the Industrial Engineering department. The preparation of these plans is iterative and time-consuming, complicated by constraints such as assembly sequences and space limitations. The problem solved during the internship was to propose a methodology or framework for the implementation of the Value Stream Mapping and Balancing the Line tactics, considering the economics involved and the frequent production fluctuations in the production rate. The framework proposed is based on lean techniques and economic analysis, and is the main product delivered to the sponsor company. The economic analysis of the assembly line configuration alternatives is supported by the application of the Economic Profit financial metric (also known as Economic Value Added).en_US
dc.description.statementofresponsibilityby Victoria Elena Gastelum.en_US
dc.format.extent117 p.en_US
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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/1721.1/7582
dc.subjectSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.subjectMechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.titleApplication of lean manufacturing technique for the design of the aircraft assembly lineen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.description.degreeS.M.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Mechanical Engineering.en_US
dc.contributor.departmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Mechanical Engineering
dc.contributor.departmentSloan School of Management
dc.identifier.oclc50742378en_US


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