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dc.contributor.advisorSchultz, David E.
dc.contributor.advisorSprouls, Eric P.
dc.contributor.authorCollins, Kimberly
dc.date.accessioned2019-12-09T18:13:45Z
dc.date.available2019-12-09T18:13:45Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12419/383
dc.descriptionThesis available in Rice Library University Archives and Special Collection.
dc.description.abstractThis project will focus on the relevance of lean manufacturing within an organization. This '"How to" Guide for optimization illustrates a step by step process to help any organization reach its full potential. The guide is formatted in a way that anyone without previous knowledge of lean manufacturing principles (cycle time, work in process, and throughput) can understand the concepts and apply these principles to their operations. The paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of manual, semi-automatic, and automatic data collection methods and how they apply to any situation as well as data collection analysis criteria. When optimizing and operation, it is extremely important to focus on the training and development of the people in the organization. This paper discusses the benefits of high performance work teams, how to establish these teams, how to manage attrition, resources, and non-production related activities such as meetings, reading standard operating procedures, and training programs. This guide can be used in numerous ways for optimization and will be communicated and distributed to other sites within the company. The guide will help any organization understand the critical parameters that need to be discussed, investigated, and optimized to reach their goals. All organizations may be on different operating levels of lean manufacturing. In reading this guide, an organization can establish a baseline of their current process. This tool is structured to identify opportunities for improvement at all stages of progression. This guide will provide proper application techniques as well as criteria on collecting and analyzing the appropriate critical parameters within processing, packaging, and maintenance. This guide will also be beneficial in allocating resources effectively and developing the teams and the people. In addition, this guide can be used to develop a sustainability plan for an organization to ensure continual improvements.
dc.titleStudy in lean pharmaceutical manufacturing : a 'how to' guide for optimization
html.description.abstractThis project will focus on the relevance of lean manufacturing within an organization. This '"How to" Guide for optimization illustrates a step by step process to help any organization reach its full potential. The guide is formatted in a way that anyone without previous knowledge of lean manufacturing principles (cycle time, work in process, and throughput) can understand the concepts and apply these principles to their operations. The paper discusses the advantages and disadvantages of manual, semi-automatic, and automatic data collection methods and how they apply to any situation as well as data collection analysis criteria. When optimizing and operation, it is extremely important to focus on the training and development of the people in the organization. This paper discusses the benefits of high performance work teams, how to establish these teams, how to manage attrition, resources, and non-production related activities such as meetings, reading standard operating procedures, and training programs. This guide can be used in numerous ways for optimization and will be communicated and distributed to other sites within the company. The guide will help any organization understand the critical parameters that need to be discussed, investigated, and optimized to reach their goals. All organizations may be on different operating levels of lean manufacturing. In reading this guide, an organization can establish a baseline of their current process. This tool is structured to identify opportunities for improvement at all stages of progression. This guide will provide proper application techniques as well as criteria on collecting and analyzing the appropriate critical parameters within processing, packaging, and maintenance. This guide will also be beneficial in allocating resources effectively and developing the teams and the people. In addition, this guide can be used to develop a sustainability plan for an organization to ensure continual improvements.
dc.contributor.degreeMaster of Science in Industrial Management
dc.typeThesis (M.S.I.M.)--University of Southern Indiana, 2004


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