Production preparation methodology in Swedish metal working industry - a State of the Art investigation
2008 (English)In: Swedish Production Symposium, Stockholm 18-20 November 2008. Proceedings: The Swedish Production Academy's annual conference / [ed] Bengt Lindberg och Johan Stahre, Stockholm: The Swedish Production Academy , 2008, 443-450 p.Conference paper (Other academic)
This article presents a brief state of the art in the Swedish metal working industry regarding the production preparation process for the machine centre. The article is based on a relationship model from which a questionnaire was developed. The model incorporates the perceived preparation process efficiency, the amount of systematic preparation work, in relation to the companies’ premises as possible causes. The investigation is based on a general hypothesis that a more systematic approach in the preparation process leads to higher preparation process efficiency. This hypothesis was supplemented by two more hypotheses and additional analyses to create an understanding of the situation. The main finding in this investigation is that there appear to be no relationship between increased ystematic preparation work and perception of higher preparation efficiency. The investigation also indicates that many metal working companies have little knowledge about the performance of their preparation process and that there is an efficiency improvement potential of nearly 30%.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: The Swedish Production Academy , 2008. 443-450 p.
Production preparation, methodologies, Metal working industry
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
Research subject ENGINEERING, Manufacturing and materials engineering
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:hv:diva-1937OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hv-1937DiVA: diva2:276218
Swedish Production Symposium, Stockholm 18-20 November 2008