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Galvin, Thomas M.

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B.S. (Bachelor of Science)

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Department of Operations Management and Information Systems


An in depth study of an automotive sensor manufacturing line for the improvement of throughput and the reduction of Work- In-Process (WIP). The use ofa simulation software package (Witness) will be used to model the production area and perform alternative methods to improve the process. The flow of material in and out of the area is another concern that will be addressed in the study. Recommending improvement of material flow into the department with the implementation of Just-In-Time (TIT) on all component items. TIT will reduce the amount of Work- In-Process (WIP) by releasing orders minutes before production occurs, unlike the current standard of hours. Different alternatives will be evaluated for implementation to improve material flow through the department as well as reducing WIP and increasing throughput.


6 pages




Northern Illinois University

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Improving process : reduction of Work-In-Process and increased throughput

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