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Reducing the throughput time of product A: by improving planning and control.

Rensen, J.J. (2019) Reducing the throughput time of product A: by improving planning and control.

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Abstract:[The entire thesis is written in English] In this assignment, the main goal is to reduce the throughput time of the production of product A, an aircraft engine component. The action problem proposed by the company is: “How can the throughput time of product A be minimized from 9 weeks to a maximum of 4 weeks?” The main goal in order to achieve this is improving the current planning and control approach. By doing a literature study, multiple planning and control approaches have been identified (e.g. MRP, Kanban, ConWIP) Their applicability to company A has been assessed. The potential best approaches have been tested in a simulation model. Next to the planning and control approach, multiple other scenarios have been tested and compared within the simulation model, in order to reduce the throughput time. Lastly, a capacity analysis has been done in order to determine the costs of achieving the required goal of four weeks.
Item Type:Essay (Bachelor)
Faculty:BMS: Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Subject:58 process technology, 85 business administration, organizational science
Programme:Industrial Engineering and Management BSc (56994)
Link to this item:http://purl.utwente.nl/essays/78536
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