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dc.contributor.advisorWhitman, Lawrence E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorGovindarajulu, Arun Prakkashen_US
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-01T15:12:06Z
dc.date.available2010-09-01T15:12:06Z
dc.date.issued2009-12en_US
dc.identifier.othert09063en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10057/2512
dc.descriptionThesis (M.S.)--Wichita State University, College of Engineering, Dept. of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineeringen_US
dc.description.abstractIn today's competitive world, companies focus on eliminating wastes to increase their profit, growth and ensure customer satisfaction. Among the known wastes, environmental wastes are typically the least considered. Organizations must comply with federal rules and regulations towards environmental friendly manufacturing. Lean Manufacturing provides opportunities for improving the environmental performance along a production line. This thesis discusses previous work performed in analyzing environmental impacts and wastes. Based on this previous work, a method is developed to assess and document the impact of environmental factors in a production line using a value stream map. This new approach to calculate the environmental factors of a manufacturing/assembly line and to incorporate the environmental factors in a value stream map is explained in detail with case studies. The result of the case studies as tested in a production line is discussed and concludes with significant opportunities for improvement if implemented in a large scale.en_US
dc.format.extentxii, 70 p.en_US
dc.format.extent1078473 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_USen_US
dc.publisherWichita State Universityen_US
dc.titleUsing a value stream map to assess environmental impactsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US


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