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Improvement of the efficiency of the door panel department layout at IAC Group AB in Låssby
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (university diploma), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Förbättring av effektiviteten av dörrpanelavdelningens layout på IAC Group AB i Låssby (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This bachelor thesis was written in cooperation with IAC Group AB in Låssby/Gothenburg. The report explains the background to this project and why it was started. It also describes some theory which is needed to understand the project that has been made and which methodologies that have been used during this study. In this project the current state of the door panel department layout was analyzed and studied. Very early on it became clear that one of the biggest wastes for this department is related to operators

walking. To make an improvement the focus was on reducing the unnecessary walking distances that the operators have to make and also not exceed the given budget. Six different layout alternatives were analyzed in regards to these factors and compared with each other as well as with the current state. The comparisons resulted in an own layout suggestion which is a combination of some of the six layouts analyzed but also own inputs. This layout is recommended for the company to implement since it reduces the unnecessary walking distances the most of all alternatives and the investment for it is within the given budget.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
JIT, Lean Production, Non-value added activity, Value added activity, Waste, Work in progress (WIP)
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-12086OAI: diva2:420674
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Mechanical Engineering
Educational program
Industrial Engineering Programme with specialization in Management and Production, 180 credits
Available from: 2011-06-13 Created: 2011-06-03 Last updated: 2016-02-22Bibliographically approved

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