Change search
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf
Accomodating production to the market demands of this era
KTH, School of Industrial Engineering and Management (ITM), Production Engineering.
2011 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

In the last decades the old manufacturing ideology which is based on only quantity has faded away. With globalization of the world, competitors in all industries have risen and instead of buyers searching for suppliers, now the manufacturers have to get to customers by distinguishing themselves from the other competitors. The main problems that the manufacturing companies face changed from how they can produce more to how they can get their product to customers more quickly in a changing market while improving the efficiency of their production. Hence most of the manufacturers tend to use lean manufacturing techniques to get a more flexible and agile production systems.The Distribution Transformer Factory of Asea Brown Boveri Turkey is facing with similar problems in adapting the customer-oriented production. The company is using a design-to-order system to meet each customer’s specific needs but the compatibility with its production system is discussable. Although the yearly capacity demands can be easily met, the system doesn’t show the flexibility to quickly accommodate its production to deviating customer order.The objective of this project is to create a new agile manufacturing system that can effectively meet the changing demands. In the first phase, from the data gathered from the production floor, a current state value stream map is created to get a clear view of the present situation. Through improvement on the marked processes a new production model, with less throughput time and increased reactivenes to changing demands, is created in future state value stream map. In the second chapter, the bottleneck that stands as the capacity and flexibility constraint of the system is unraveled according to the model created. A new changeover system is implemented and a formulation to generate process times to help the scheduling activities is created. Lastly a new inventory layout system is introduced which will support the new improvements in system constraint as well as all the other process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2011. , 80 p.
Series
Degree Project in Production Engineering Management, Second Level, 465
National Category
Engineering and Technology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-40620OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-40620DiVA: diva2:453213
Subject / course
Production Engineering
Educational program
Master of Science - Production Engineering and Management
Uppsok
Technology
Supervisors
Examiners
Available from: 2011-11-02 Created: 2011-09-19 Last updated: 2011-11-02Bibliographically approved

Open Access in DiVA

fulltext(3893 kB)642 downloads
File information
File name FULLTEXT01.pdfFile size 3893 kBChecksum SHA-512
5d5414261fa8378571ce7283c05059d83f094bec243c716cb2abbbb4d31b9cdfb2c3dba6b623ca8e92ecdd5f145b3a22aa4ca6c24e58de1713e158b1dcf874cf
Type fulltextMimetype application/pdf

By organisation
Production Engineering
Engineering and Technology

Search outside of DiVA

GoogleGoogle Scholar
Total: 642 downloads
The number of downloads is the sum of all downloads of full texts. It may include eg previous versions that are now no longer available

urn-nbn

Altmetric score

urn-nbn
Total: 1039 hits
CiteExportLink to record
Permanent link

Direct link
Cite
Citation style
  • apa
  • ieee
  • modern-language-association-8th-edition
  • vancouver
  • Other style
More styles
Language
  • de-DE
  • en-GB
  • en-US
  • fi-FI
  • nn-NO
  • nn-NB
  • sv-SE
  • Other locale
More languages
Output format
  • html
  • text
  • asciidoc
  • rtf