Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (One Year)), 40 credits / 60 HE credits
This master’s thesis was written on the behalf of Saba Frukt och Grönt AB in
Helsingborg and is the final part of the Master program in Mechanical
Engineering at Halmstad University.
The main task was to introduce visual control and increase the rate of concept in
two of the departments of the company. The goal is to come up with
implementation proposals, and if possible to implement one in the near future.
The author attacks the problem by using the Six Sigma DMAIC-methodology as it
is a clear and structured approach. As a complement Lean-inspired tools are used.
After compiling the results from the interviews and benchmarking some
suggestions are made. These are reviewed with stakeholders and a discussion of
how to go on further was held. Within a short time the implementation starts on
one department with visual methods such as marks on the floor and an
andonlamp. Unfortunately, due to time constraints, nothing is yet implemented in
the other department. However the work is going on and it requires a lot of
planning and preparation.
Conclusions are drawn that the goal is achieved and recommendations for future
work are presented in this master’s report.