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realistic comparison of the manufacturing costs
of various global manufacturing strategies for
this division of HP. An estimation of the costs
is thus the first step to discussing alternate
||The thesis goals
are to identify a production system's location
along the continuum of production systems and to
propose methods to improve the production
system's positioning within this continuum.
||Stephen H. Muir
exists to increase wafer starts capacity without
purchasing additional capital equipment by
optimizing the product loadings across multiple
facilities running the same process technology
methodology and actual supply chain models for
inventory analysis. One of the most interesting
results of the project is a model that simulates
some of the dynamics of the PC industry and the
resulting effect on customer delivery of a PC
based medical solution.
||Steven R. Harman
AlliedSignal Aerospace's Engines Division (AE)
implement lean manufacturing. Includes
participating on Kaizen improvement teams,
developing a rough-cut capacity model for the
Static Components Production Center, and helping
develop and implement a consumption-based (pull)
implement a production scheduling policy that
minimizes schedule disruption associated with
rerunning products that have experienced low/no
yield. Revamp inventory safety stocking policies
that reflect the statistical variability of the
process and followup testing.
create a computationally efficient procedure that
allows the user to determine optimal service
levels for purchased components in the presence
of a budget constraint on the average on hand
goal of this project is to develop new tools for
analyzing the inventory management of assembly
systems with long stochastic leadtimes and a
large number of components.
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