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Designing Traceability - The Effects On Production Personnel: A Case Study of a Swedish Steel Manufacturer
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013).
Karlstad University, Faculty of Health, Science and Technology (starting 2013).
2016 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesisAlternative title
Utveckling av spårbarhet och dess påverkan på produktionspersonal : En fallstudie av en svensk ståltillverkare (Swedish)
Abstract [en]

This study sets out to investigate the connection between digitally achieved traceability and the production personnel's view of traceability. The results presents a number of factors to consider when designing traceability solutions in a manufacturing setting. The study was conducted in a qualitative manner, with the main data collection done through interviews. The results show that the production worker's stand point towards traceability is based on three factors: performance measurement, surveillance, and increased workload. Each of these factors should be taken in to consideration when designing traceability solutions. These factors, and suggestions for how to work with them, is put into the context of a steel manufacturer that is in the process of implementing traceability in their production process.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2016. , 63 p.
Keyword [en]
Traceability, Continuous Improvement, Improvement Work, Steel Manufacturing, Manufacturing, Industry 4.0, Smart Factory, Employee Involvement, Employee Resistance
National Category
Engineering and Technology
URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-44383OAI: diva2:946513
Educational program
Engineering: Industrial Engineering and Management (300 ECTS credits)
Available from: 2016-07-05 Created: 2016-07-05 Last updated: 2016-07-05Bibliographically approved

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