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dc.contributor.advisorRohleder, Thomas R.
dc.contributor.authorEckstein, Astrid Louise Hammer
dc.date.accessioned2005-07-29T23:14:33Z
dc.date.available2005-07-29T23:14:33Z
dc.date.issued1994
dc.identifier.citationEckstein, A. L. (1994). Group technology/cellular manufacturing: considering human resource and quality issues using computer simulation (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB. doi:10.11575/PRISM/14843en_US
dc.identifier.isbn0315993480en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/30578
dc.descriptionBibliography: p. 122-126.en
dc.description.abstractIn today's fiercely competitive marketplace, firms are looking for ways to improve their profitability. A number of computer simulations comparing group technology/cellular manufacturing (GT/CM) to job shop or process layouts addressed this topic. However, each of these simulations ignored some of the most basic operating conditions said to give GT/CM its advantages: human resources and quality. This simulation study incorporates human resource issues such as learning and labour constraints, together with quality issues such as defect rate and defect discovery. The simulation results show that GT/CM significantly outperforms the process layout in almost every environmental setting. A firm employing pure GT/CM with variable demand, fewer workers, fewer defects and fast learning could potentially improve its profitability three ways: by increasing productivity and having less inventory and rework; by improving its customer service level through on-time, high quality performance; and by increasing capacity.
dc.format.extentix, 191 leaves ; 30 cm.en
dc.language.isoeng
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.
dc.subject.lccTS 155 E35 1994en
dc.subject.lcshGroup technology
dc.subject.lcshManufacturing cells
dc.subject.lcshProduction management
dc.titleGroup technology/cellular manufacturing: considering human resource and quality issues using computer simulation
dc.typemaster thesis
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
dc.identifier.doihttp://dx.doi.org/10.11575/PRISM/14843
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Business Administration
thesis.degree.nameMBA
thesis.degree.disciplineManagement
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgary
dc.identifier.lccTS 155 E35 1994en
dc.publisher.placeCalgaryen
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ucalgary.thesis.accessionTheses Collection 58.002:Box 917 520542006


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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.