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A model for cost-effectively improving production process with respect to material and information handling.: A Case Study
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Science and Engineering, School of Engineering.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
En modell för att kostnadseffektivt förbättra produktionsprocessen med hänsyn till material- och informationshantering. : En fallstudie (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

The purpose of this study is to create a model which will help when working with improvements. The model is based on a Maintenance Function Deployment which helps to highlight the areas within a company that should be improved and focused on in order to make the organization more effective. The model consists of seven steps which in different ways identifies and analyzes the organization and the production process. In the model not only technical aspects are addressed, but aspects related to human resources as well as corporate culture. With two different case companies, manufacturing the same product, this study is investigating how to improve one of them, with the inspiration of the other.


In this study it was highlighted how important the material and information handling systems are and how they would affect the company to the better if they were implemented. With different tools the entire production process and its different steps were analyzed in order to prove the effect of implementing such a change and finally a suggestion for the company is recommended which evidently would give results. The results concerns both smaller changes within the production flow and bigger changes which are more expensive and would mean a lot of more work, although with a greater result.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 85 p.
National Category
Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-19822OAI: diva2:533019
External cooperation
Outline AB
Subject / course
Total Quality Maintenance (Terotechnology)
Educational program
Human Resources and Industrial Management Programme, 180 credits
Available from: 2012-06-13 Created: 2012-06-12 Last updated: 2012-06-13Bibliographically approved

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