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Production logistics and control: case study in Kerneos a Franch building materials company
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Production logistics and control : case study in Kerneos a Franch building materials company (English)
Abstract [en]

In a production cycling, the time spent on logistics activities is much longer than the actual time spent in the process. Therefore, the potential space of improving production logistics is very large in many aspects, such as the ability of researching production logistics, the time saving, and the labor saving in the company. By studying the function of the company's production logistics, we can deeply improve our understanding of it, and make the production logistics work efficiently during the whole process of the production cycling. As we know, there are two main modes of production, pull and push production. Choosing a right or better one is the most important in production logistics. The purpose of thesis is to make production logistics work efficiently by analyzing the current production mode in Kerneos (small subsidiaries in Guiyang City in China) as an example. Firstly, we want to make known what is production logistics and production mode, providing readers with production logistics functions and principles of choosing production mode. Then, we will analyze the current production mode of our case company. Finally, basing on our knowledge, we would like to share our opinions or ideas on how to choose a proper way to make our production logistics better in this article. The literature of thesis is focus on pull and push production, and how to choose an effective production type that suit for the enterprise situation. According to the research completed, we suggest using “push” in the enterprise which has large quantities, less variety, and the production cycle is plenty. In the small quantity, variety, and short-cycle, we suggest using “pull”. Otherwise, there come out a new production type named CONWIP(Constant work-in-process), through compared the different advantages and disadvantages between pull and push, our case company Kerneos is suggested to use this new production.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 33 p.
Keyword [en]
Kerneos, production logistics
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-11373Archive number: TEX111117OAI: diva2:484405
Subject / course
Industrial engineering and management
Educational program
Industrial management and logistics – bachelor’s programme (swe or eng)
Available from: 2012-01-31 Created: 2012-01-26 Last updated: 2012-01-31Bibliographically approved

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