Just In Time: Effektivisering av materialflöden med hjälp av principer från Inventory Management och Production Management
Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Management is a field that started getting attention in the beginning of the 20
th century by Frederick Taylor. His publication is called the Principles of Scientific Management and is based on the principles of using scientific methods to find the best way of conducting each operation within a production facility. Many of Taylor’s principles may appear obsolete today but the matter of an effective material flow is still highly current. Efficiency is the relationship between the input into an operation and its result. A substantial part of the material flow is storage and the costs tied to it. An area about the importance of eliminating storage is JIT or just in time. The main principle of JIT is that a product shouldn’t be produced until a customer expresses its demand for it. Inventory Management is an area within JIT and contains different principles regarding how to avoid storage. Production Management is another area with a set of principles on how to plan an efficient layout of the production. There are many benefits that can be achieved with an efficient production flow and also many disadvantages if the flow is inefficient. It is therefore important to identify the weak spots in the production line and improving them. Our research question: How can the principles of JIT within the areas Inventory Management and Production Management be used to make the material flow more efficient? By conducting a case study at a company in the plastic recycling business, we have come to a conclusion. They need to reduce the amount of material in the warehouse by either buying less material or by increasing the capacity of the cutting operation. The can also make the cutting operation automatic in order to decrease to amount of time that is required for the cutting. They can also eliminate the need for storing half complete material by purchasing a more efficient granulation machine. The last thing to improve is to move the warehouse for final storage closer to the loading area in order to decrease the amount of time needed for that particular operation.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 50 p.
JIT, Just In Time, Inventory Management, Production Management, Materialflöden, Lagerhålllning
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-35839OAI: oai:DiVA.org:lnu-35839DiVA: diva2:731254
Enterprising & Business Development, 180 credits