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Pull Production System Improvements: Pull Production System Improvements In GKN Driveline AB
Mälardalen University, School of Innovation, Design and Engineering.
2012 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

As the effort of today’s industries to continuously move towards lean production, pull production system has been developed as one possible solution of lean. It is popularly known in the industry world, and is indeed a proven technique to achieve substantial savings on inventory, production cost incurred by manufactures all over the world. However, a careful understanding of pull production systems is required to access its suitability to a particular production setup. It is necessary to develop a proper way to implement pull production systems.


This study is based on a real life scenario in a leading driveline manufacturing company. The production system is studied in detail as regard to its production characteristic. A theoretical review is first made as research foundation. A careful analysis study within the company is conducted with all the existing constrains to figure out improvement opportunities. Eventually, from the applicability point of view, proposals of future pull production system implementation have been developed. The objective of the proposals is to minimize the identified weaknesses of the current system, including long lead time, low flexibility and unconnected flow.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 60 p.
Keyword [en]
Lean, Pull production system, Push production system, Heijunka, Leveling, Kanban, CONWIP, Takt time, Pacemaker, FIFO, Supermarket.
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:mdh:diva-16545OAI: diva2:577307
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GKN Driveline AB
Subject / course
Product and Process Development
2012-03-30, 08:15 (English)
Available from: 2013-02-04 Created: 2012-12-14 Last updated: 2013-02-04Bibliographically approved

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