Converting activities to processes for operational efficency improvement of a South African agricultural equipment manufacturer

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Kahlen, F J en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Patel, Yusuf en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-05T03:50:39Z
dc.date.available 2014-11-05T03:50:39Z
dc.date.issued 2012 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Patel, Y. 2012. Converting activities to processes for operational efficency improvement of a South African agricultural equipment manufacturer. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9141
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract South African agricultural equipment manufacturers face increasing pressures from global competition, in response they have resorted to manufacturing customised machinery in a bid to secure market share. This strategy, while successful, introduces a high degree of product variation and complexity - increasing strain on the manufacturing operation. In response to these strains, manufacturers are placing emphasis on finding new ways to improve manufacturing costs and accelerate product delivery. The objective of this dissertation is to assemble and sequence a practical framework, using commonly available (and established) tools and improvement methodologies, which will allow its user to effectively direct process oriented improvement through analysis and modification of the operations at the activity level. The framework seeks to achieve this by formalising the operating structures already present and subsequently modifying it, in a value driven manner, using lean principles and heuristic methods for the purposes of providing practical, easily integrate-able and affordable solutions aimed at promoting operational excellence while eliminating Lean wastages. Testing conducted showed that regardless of environment lean principles can be successfully adapted to produce significant reductions in lead time and gains in both product flow and overall quality. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Converting activities to processes for operational efficency improvement of a South African agricultural equipment manufacturer en_ZA
dc.type Master Thesis
uct.type.publication Research en_ZA
uct.type.resource Thesis en_ZA
dc.publisher.institution University of Cape Town
dc.publisher.faculty Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment
dc.publisher.department Department of Mechanical Engineering en_ZA
dc.type.qualificationlevel Masters
dc.type.qualificationname MSc en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Patel, Y. (2012). <i>Converting activities to processes for operational efficency improvement of a South African agricultural equipment manufacturer</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9141 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Patel, Yusuf. <i>"Converting activities to processes for operational efficency improvement of a South African agricultural equipment manufacturer."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2012. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9141 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Patel Y. Converting activities to processes for operational efficency improvement of a South African agricultural equipment manufacturer. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 2012 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9141 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Patel, Yusuf AB - South African agricultural equipment manufacturers face increasing pressures from global competition, in response they have resorted to manufacturing customised machinery in a bid to secure market share. This strategy, while successful, introduces a high degree of product variation and complexity - increasing strain on the manufacturing operation. In response to these strains, manufacturers are placing emphasis on finding new ways to improve manufacturing costs and accelerate product delivery. The objective of this dissertation is to assemble and sequence a practical framework, using commonly available (and established) tools and improvement methodologies, which will allow its user to effectively direct process oriented improvement through analysis and modification of the operations at the activity level. The framework seeks to achieve this by formalising the operating structures already present and subsequently modifying it, in a value driven manner, using lean principles and heuristic methods for the purposes of providing practical, easily integrate-able and affordable solutions aimed at promoting operational excellence while eliminating Lean wastages. Testing conducted showed that regardless of environment lean principles can be successfully adapted to produce significant reductions in lead time and gains in both product flow and overall quality. DA - 2012 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2012 T1 - Converting activities to processes for operational efficency improvement of a South African agricultural equipment manufacturer TI - Converting activities to processes for operational efficency improvement of a South African agricultural equipment manufacturer UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9141 ER - en_ZA


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