Improving operations viability and reducing variety using A.D.I.S (Accurate drawing information system): a multiview methodology of design

 

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dc.contributor.advisor Ryan, Tom en_ZA
dc.contributor.author Montgomery, Peter Roland James en_ZA
dc.date.accessioned 2014-11-10T09:03:06Z
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dc.date.issued 1997 en_ZA
dc.identifier.citation Montgomery, P. 1997. Improving operations viability and reducing variety using A.D.I.S (Accurate drawing information system) : a multiview methodology of design. University of Cape Town. en_ZA
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9497
dc.description Includes bibliographical references. en_ZA
dc.description.abstract Gabriel S.A. is a South African shockabsorber manufacturing company which has undergone a strategic repositioning to become internationally competitive. This entailed a move away from the traditional hierarchical management structure and production line manufacturer, to a flatter structure with cross-functional Business Units. Each Business Unit is made up of self-contained, Manufacturing cells run by self-directed work teams. The objective of this change is to ensure that Gabriel S.A. becomes a world class manufacturer.. The company has gone a long way down this road in implementing World Class Manufacturing techniques through the Gabriel Total Quality Production System (GTQPS). However, problems still arise within the system, especially with regard to new product/component designs and changed designs reaching the shop floor timeously. This is aggravated by the necessity to penetrate new markets and retain existing ones successfully. The number of quotations to be prepared will increase. As will the subsequent number of required assembly and component drawings and modification to existing products. These, in turn, will involve revisions to current drawings. This is compounded by the fact that in the current business operations, there are already concerns regarding the routine drawing information requirements. This thesis investigates the affect of the drawing information system on the viability of the Manufacturing cells and documents the intervention of a socio-technical drawing information system. en_ZA
dc.language.iso eng en_ZA
dc.title Improving operations viability and reducing variety using A.D.I.S (Accurate drawing information system): a multiview methodology of design 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 MIndAdmin en_ZA
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dc.identifier.apacitation Montgomery, P. R. J. (1997). <i>Improving operations viability and reducing variety using A.D.I.S (Accurate drawing information system) : a multiview methodology of design</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9497 en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitation Montgomery, Peter Roland James. <i>"Improving operations viability and reducing variety using A.D.I.S (Accurate drawing information system) : a multiview methodology of design."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1997. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9497 en_ZA
dc.identifier.vancouvercitation Montgomery PRJ. Improving operations viability and reducing variety using A.D.I.S (Accurate drawing information system) : a multiview methodology of design. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Engineering & the Built Environment ,Department of Mechanical Engineering, 1997 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9497 en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Montgomery, Peter Roland James AB - Gabriel S.A. is a South African shockabsorber manufacturing company which has undergone a strategic repositioning to become internationally competitive. This entailed a move away from the traditional hierarchical management structure and production line manufacturer, to a flatter structure with cross-functional Business Units. Each Business Unit is made up of self-contained, Manufacturing cells run by self-directed work teams. The objective of this change is to ensure that Gabriel S.A. becomes a world class manufacturer.. The company has gone a long way down this road in implementing World Class Manufacturing techniques through the Gabriel Total Quality Production System (GTQPS). However, problems still arise within the system, especially with regard to new product/component designs and changed designs reaching the shop floor timeously. This is aggravated by the necessity to penetrate new markets and retain existing ones successfully. The number of quotations to be prepared will increase. As will the subsequent number of required assembly and component drawings and modification to existing products. These, in turn, will involve revisions to current drawings. This is compounded by the fact that in the current business operations, there are already concerns regarding the routine drawing information requirements. This thesis investigates the affect of the drawing information system on the viability of the Manufacturing cells and documents the intervention of a socio-technical drawing information system. DA - 1997 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 1997 T1 - Improving operations viability and reducing variety using A.D.I.S (Accurate drawing information system) : a multiview methodology of design TI - Improving operations viability and reducing variety using A.D.I.S (Accurate drawing information system) : a multiview methodology of design UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/9497 ER - en_ZA


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