Print Email Facebook Twitter JAY: Kitting as optimization tool of aircraft maintenance Title JAY: Kitting as optimization tool of aircraft maintenance Author Kok, L.M. Contributor Santema, S.C. (mentor) Faculty Industrial Design Engineering Department Product Innovation Management Programme Master of Science Integrated Product Design Date 2015-12-16 Abstract Kitting as (LEAN) method in handling and supplying material and tools is not used in the aircraft maintenance process of KLM. That was one of the researchers first findings when starting this study for KLM Royal Dutch airlines. Kitting is the gathering of components and parts needed for the manufacture of a particular assembly or product. Individual components are gathered together, as a kit, and issued to the point of use (Bozer and McGinnis, 1992). This study investigates and designs a new concept process and physical tool cart using the method of kitting, that will facilitate the optimization of the KLM aircraft maintenance process: Design of a process, cart (proof of concept) and implementation map using the concept of kitting to facilitate aviation mechanics to work more efficiently,improving the productivity with to at least 10%, preferably more. Based on the results of the study and proof of concept, the researcher suggests KLM to further investigate the application of the method of kitting as optimization tool to increase productivity in aircraft maintenance. B787 and be on This is especially looking at the current addition of the 20 B787’s to the KLM fleet. New aircraft are more self monitoring than ever before, sending exact information about needed maintenance in advance, using predictive “health monitoring” systems. With this data available, kits containing all parts and materials needed for the specified maintenance can be combined. Kitting anticipates on the future developments in both aircraft design and it”s needed maintenance. To be ready for the future, KLM should start today. Subject Aircraft MaintenanceKLMprocessoptimizationBoeing 787Boeing 737A-checktool cartTool TrolleyLEANSIX SIGMA To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:9cffd913-b3d7-4f0f-a566-0c73f8a7d490 Access restriction Campus only Part of collection Student theses Document type master thesis Rights (c) 2015 Kok, L.M.