This thesis has been conducted at Bosch Rexroth’s hydraulics
plant in Älvsjö at the section StoP/MFG during a time period of
ten weeks. The assignment has been an investigative work
connected to an investment project, where a vertical lift
module used for long goods, have been purchased for the plant.
Bosch Rexroth has a make-to-order approach when they
manufacture their hydraulic cylinders, in other words, the
hydraulic cylinders are not made to stock for later sales. By
having a make-to-stock supply chain, there are a lot of variation
between the different manufactured cylinder types. To respond
quickly to the customer needs, a large stock level of different
goods must be kept.
The manufacturing plant has for some time had some problems
regarding the handling of goods with lack of storage space,
faulty goods picking and unsafe lifting procedures. These
problem became significantly more noticeable when a new
material for piston rods got introduced at the plant. To reduce
the area on which stock are kept and lower the amount of
faulty goods picking, the plant invested in a vertical lift module.
This thesis describes a solution proposal in which large
amounts of Bosch Rexroth’s long goods are placed in the
vertical lift module. Instead of focusing on a fast handling, the
solution focuses on a placement in which it is difficult to make
picking errors and adding goods to the wrong place. The lifting
tools presented are easy to use and will be a safe alternative for
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