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Realisering av Industry 4.0 genom RFID: Implementering av RFID i intern logistik på Bosch Rexroth Mellansel
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (professional degree), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

With increasing global competition between industries comes a growth in the demand for increased productivity, output and service quality from transnational companies. This creates a need for organizations that are versatile and have the correct tools for developing more efficient processes, reducing costs and increasing productivity within the manufacturing industry. This new phase in the age of manufacturing industries is on its way to meet this changing environment and it is commonly referred to as Industry 4.0, the next big industrial revolution. This revolution refers to the introduction of Internet in industries, leading to the establishment of smart factories. In the smart factory, functions such as logistics, manufacturing and product development are integrated in Cyber-physical systems.One way to gain the upper hand among the global competition is to gain control over the internal logistics chain. Technologies like Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) can be used to create smart factories where a product sends information on its whereabouts in real-time. This thesis studies how RFID as a means to achieve Industry 4.0 can be reached with an implementation in internal logistics at Bosch Rexroth in Mellansel. This thesis aims to contribute with a deeper understanding of how a RFID implementation process is designed and what benefits it can provide a manufacturing organization. This study also investigates how a smarter industry in terms of Internet of Things and Industry 4.0 can be achieved by implementing RFID in internal logistics.The master thesis is founded on a literature review and empirical results achieved through a case study. The case study consists of a current state investigation, situation analysis, system design and implementation, and ends with an evaluation. The thesis ends with several conclusions gained from the insights of the empirical and theoretical studies.This thesis presents a framework that outlines important steps to be performed in the implementation of RFID. Key factors to achieve a successful implementation are also elaborated on. Moreover, a compilation of the benefits that can be achieved by using RFID in internal logistics are presented. As a final conclusion, a presentation is made of the benefits of Industry 4.0 that Bosch Rexroth in Mellansel can achieve through an implementation of RFID.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 111 p.
Keyword [en]
Technology, Bosch, Rexroth, Cyber-Physical system, CPS, i4.0, Implementation, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, IoT, Lead time, Logistics, Manufacturing, Production, Radio Frequency Identification, RFID, Smart factory
Keyword [sv]
Teknik, Bosch, Rexroth, Cyber-Physical system, CPS, i4.0, Implementation, Industry 4.0, Internet of Things, IoT, Lead Time, Logistics, Manufacturing, Production, Radio Frequency Identification, RFID, Smart factory, Cyber-fysiska system, Implementering, Ledtid, Logistik, Produktion, Smart fabrik, Industri 4.0
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-48313Local ID: 5c491629-ccb1-4a55-8048-055456b8a888OAI: diva2:1021654
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Student thesis, at least 30 credits
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Industrial Design Engineering, master's level
Validerat; 20160615 (global_studentproject_submitter)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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