Accession Number : ADA260895


Title :   Applying the Theory of Constraints (TOC) to the Component Section of Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP), North Island


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : McNamara, David J ; D'Amato, Mark A


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a260895.pdf


Report Date : Dec 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 128


Abstract : Eliyahu M. Goldratt first introduced the Theory Of Constraints (TOC) as a means of managing and synchronizing repetitive manufacturing operations. This thesis explores the extent to which TOC management principles can be applied to a repair job shop within the Naval Aviation Depot (NADEP) at North Island, San Diego, California. This thesis begins with a description of TOC and an overview of how the NADEP is organized. It continues with a description of how Shop 93302 (hydraulic component repair) operates in the depot. Against this backdrop, we discuss the extent to which TOC can be used to evaluate current repair policies and procedures within this shop. We offer some ideas and suggestions for changing and improving existing operations and the probable effect these changes will have on production, inventory, and repair turn-around- time (TAT). We conclude that TOC is an effective means of implementing and focusing continual improvements in Shop 93302 and ultimately in the depot as a whole.


Descriptors :   *NAVAL AVIATION , *LOGISTICS MANAGEMENT , *NAVAL LOGISTICS , *SUPPLY DEPOTS , *JOB SHOP SCHEDULING , JOBS , POLICIES , THESES , INVENTORY , HYDRAULICS , CALIFORNIA , REPAIR , TIME , THEORY , MANUFACTURING , PRODUCTION


Subject Categories : Administration and Management
      Mfg & Industrial Eng & Control of Product Sys
      Logistics, Military Facilities and Supplies


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE