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Production process improvement to reduce work in process and increase delivery performance

Veldhuis, Clemens (2015) Production process improvement to reduce work in process and increase delivery performance.

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Abstract:This research is executed in order to increase the delivery performance and decrease the work in process. The goal of the research is to improve the production process at Group 10 to decrease work in process and increase the delivery performance. To improve the production process the Theory of Constraints from Goldratt (1986) is used. The bottleneck indication and solving method from Goldratt (1986) is the guideline for this research. First, the bottleneck is identified using three different bottleneck methods based on; cycle times, queue lengths and workload. Based on these three methods the Cleanroom is considered to be the bottleneck. At the Cleanroom the cleansed and deburred products are visual inspected, restored when needed and packaged for the customer. Second, the bottleneck is investigated to exploit it in the most efficient way, this is started by describing and measuring the current process at the Cleanroom. The activities are measured, categorized and labeled non-value adding or value adding. Non-value adding processes are considered waste. These types of waste are the basis for exploiting the bottleneck. The goal of this step was to eliminate the waste and thereby improve the capacity of the bottleneck with the current resources. To eliminate the waste within the bottleneck, recommendations are formed which are afterwards presented to and discussed with a board of experts
Item Type:Essay (Master)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Business Administration MSc (60644)
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