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Förbättringsarbete inom materialhantering: På företaget ORWAK AB
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
Jönköping University, School of Engineering, JTH, Mechanical Engineering.
2018 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Improvment of material handling efficiency (English)
Abstract [en]

ORWAK AB is a market leading manufacturer of compaction and baling solutions for solid waste materials like corrugated cardboard, plastics and paper. The company strives for continuous development of their processes and operations with the goal to achieve better efficiency to be able to supply their customers with new innovations and high-quality products. Their vision is “Turning Waste Into Value”

The purpose of this study has been to identify losses related to the company’s internal supply and management of materials. The study has been limited to a single production line which was chosen together with the company because of its good attributes for generalization. It was also necessary as the consequence of the limited time span. In addition, the purpose of the study has been to develop an action proposal on how to solve the identified losses. To be able to identify the losses the study has processed a numerous of logistics and production theories to constitute an understanding of how an efficient supply of materials can be achieved.

The empirical research was constructed by the help of observations, interviews, conversations and different time studies. The time studies that was conducted yielded data about how different activities related to each other in frequency and time. The activities were classified into different categories to determine which activities that was adding value, and which were not. This made it possible to determine the total loss of the studied production line. As a total, 17% of the documented activates was categorized as losses.  

The analysis connects the identified losses with different aspects of applicable theory to identify and solve them. These connections then create the foundation for the action proposal that has been presented. The result of the action proposal was to implement a more specific standard about how production and warehouse related activities should function, reform the current tool and material racks in production and remove unnecessary pallets, equipment and tools which is not of use. A new production line layout which improves the flow and handling of material for the operators as well as reduces the losses identified to supply of material. The action proposal also presents a suggestion to implement a new module to the company’s current ERP-system to solve the lack of information flow between the warehouse and production regarding material levels, locations and material call offs.

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2018. , p. 65
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hj:diva-40913ISRN: JU-JTH-MTA-1-20180150OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hj-40913DiVA, id: diva2:1229866
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JTH, Mechanical Engineering
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Available from: 2018-07-05 Created: 2018-07-02 Last updated: 2018-07-05Bibliographically approved

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