Från Data till Information - En fallstudie vid Södra Cell Mönsterås
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Bachelor thesis – Controller
Economics, Linneaus University
From data to information – a case study at Södra Cell Mönsterås
Sofie Gotting, Renée Lundberg and Emma Molin Tutor: Anders Jerreling Examiner: Fredrik Karlsson
In Sweden, the process industries employs nearly 600 000 people and it accounts for about 60 percent of the country's net export. In many industries today, there is a growing emphasis on calculations. They are used to manage and control the activities in today’s organizations, one of these industries is the process industry. Both the preliminary calculations in the form of budgets and follow-up calculations have grown in importance. The current situation at Södra Cell Mönsterås is that there are some problems with the collection of the data that is used as the basis for the follow-up calculations.
The purpose of this paper is to describe what the general problems surrounding data capture for calculations and the methods that could improve data collection. The study will then describe the current problems surrounding data collection and information flows at Södra Cell Mönsterås and suggest improvements.
The essay consists of a qualitative case study at Södra Cell Mönsterås and the empirical material consists mainly of semi-structured interviews and observations.
The study shows the need for better methods to ensure data quality in data capture at Södra Cell Mönsterås. Furthermore, it shows the need for information to flow more effectively in order to become a tool in the process of data quality control.
The study culminates in a number of recommendations to the company that may be solutions on the way to an improved information flow and data quality.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 78 p.
Economics and Business
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-13174OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-13174DiVA: diva2:427652
Business Administration and Economics Programme, 240 credits
UppsokSocial and Behavioural Science, Law